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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 Tony Swash on 10/11/2012 3:05:16 PM , Rating: 1
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And yet you're ok with Apple coming out with a mini-ipad to compete with all the smaller existing tablets.


I think it won't so much compete with all the smaller existing tablets as crush them. Between the Nexus 7 (sold at cost by Google), the Kindle Fire (sold at cost by Amazon and really a fork of Android) and whatever Apple comes up with in terms of a smaller iPad (which will outsell the Nexus ten fold) the Android tablet market is pretty much dead. Why on earth would an Android OEM enter the tablet market and if they did how could they make any profit?


RE: Aimed
By degobah77 on 10/12/2012 8:54:13 AM , Rating: 2
Again, wrong site. Try WSJ.com. They might care about profit over there.

This is about the tech, and which device is better, not which makes more money.


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