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The new Galaxy S III Mini might be smaller, but it also compromises a lot for a svelte form-factor

We first reported on Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S III Mini yesterday, and as promised, the device was officially announced today. The smartphone is aimed at Apple's new iPhone 5, which also uses a 4" display, instead of the monstrous 4.8" unit found in the standard Galaxy S III.
 
As previously reported, the Galaxy S III Mini packs in a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4" WVGA Super AMOLED display, a 5MP rear-facing camera (VGA front-facing camera for video conferencing), and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The smartphone will come with a 1,500 mAh battery and includes FM radio support. One big omission, however, is LTE connectivity.
 
Compared to the powerhouse Galaxy S III, its little brother is definitely not quite up to par.
 
“The GALAXY S III introduced a new concept of smartphone that has proven hugely popular around the world. We’re now delighted to bring its revolutionary design, intuitive usability and intelligence to the GALAXY S III mini in a more compact form,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “We continue to make every effort to provide extraordinary mobile experiences to meet a wide variety of user needs.”
 
The Galaxy S III Mini measures 4.78" x 2.48" x 0.38" and weighs 3.93 ounces.
 
There is no word yet on pricing or availability for the Galaxy S III Mini.

Source: Samsung



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RE: Aimed
By dark matter on 10/11/2012 1:43:55 PM , Rating: 1
It only fails miserably in your world.

I reserve judgement until I actually have hands-on on the device.

But given you claim it's not even half as good, you MUST already have a unit. Care to do some benchmarks for us.

I won't be holding my breath.


RE: Aimed
By mcnabney on 10/11/2012 4:48:11 PM , Rating: 2
The device is going nowhere. The carriers want to get smartphones customers onto 4G as quickly as possible so that the spectrum used for EVDO/HSPA can be re-purposed sooner. LTE holds a lot more data per mhz than other techs.


RE: Aimed
By ritualm on 10/11/2012 6:30:59 PM , Rating: 2
In a few years we'll be doing the same things again, only this time around it's LTE that's getting the ax.


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