The all new Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has showed up, likely to be announced this week. The device will indeed make its debut and is geared toward the European market, where the company feels there is high demand for a device with a 4-inch display. Yes, the 4-inch display is also confirmed, which immediately begs the questions: when did we start considering a display larger than the first iPhone’s mini?
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190) features 4" super AMOLED display with 800*480 resolution and is based on ST-Ericsson STE U8420 (two ARM Cortex-A9 cores, ARM Mali 400 graphics adapter, LPDDR2 memory controller, integrated modem) system-on-chip clocked at 1GHz. The smartphone is equipped with 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 640*480 front camera, 1GB of random access memory, 16GB internal NAND flash storage, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, DLNA, NFC, micro USB, 3.5mm TRRS connector and so on. The device comes with 1500mAh battery as well as Google Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system.
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190
Display: 4,0 Zoll Super AMOLED Display mit 800×480 Pixeln, 16,67 Mio. Farben, kapazitiver Touchscreen, Multitouch Prozessor: STE U8420 Dual-Core 1,0 Gigahertz Mobilfunkstandards: HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100; EDGE / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 Kamera: 5 Megapixel mit Autofokus & LED-Flash, Auflösung 2592 x 1944 Pixel / VGA vorne Arbeitsspeicher: 1 Gigabyte Flash-Speicher: 16 Gigabyte, MicroSD-Kartenslot (max. 32 GB) Betriebssystem: Google Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” Anschlüsse: MicroUSB-Port, 3.5mm Kopfhörer-/Headset-Anschluss Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a / b / g / n 2.4/5GHz, DLNA, NFC (UICC, optional) Akku: 1500 mAh
The new Galaxy S III Mini will be positioned against Apple iPhone 5 as well as various handsets from HTC, LG Electronics, ZTE and others. Thanks to premium sensors and features that seem to exist on the Galaxy S III Mini, it will likely become a popular mainstream smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini will hit the market later this week and will be priced at €399 ($514) in Europe, according to MobileGeeks web-site.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update in October - 09/14/2012 11:22 AM
Samsung has confirmed its flagship phone the Galaxy S3 and little brother the S2 will receive the update to the latest version of Android, known as Jelly Bean, as soon as October according to CNET.