As reported earlier, Samsung has just announced Galaxy S III Mini. A 4-inch smartphone, S3 Mini runs on Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean. The Korean manufacturer has however not revealed the pricing or availability right now, but we are trying to find out and will update the post, if anything pops up (see updates below)
“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.
As rumoured, Samsung Galaxy S III Mini comes with 4-inch Super AMOLED display with 800x480p resolution, 1GHz dual-core processor, and 5MP rear camera with LED flash. It also features 1GB of RAM, 8/16GB of internal storage, and 1500 mAh battery.
The smartphone also sports NFC chip and will support S-Beam functionality. According to Samsung, Galaxy S III Mini will also be pre-loaded with cool features like S-Voice, Smart Stay, Direct Call, and Buddy Photo Share, all these features were first introduced in Samsung Galaxy S III and since made their way to other Galaxy series smartphones like Galaxy Note II and more.
Update: Although Samsung did not reveal the pricing, UK retailer Clove has. According to a pre-order listing on the site. The phone will sell at £249 (INR 20,962) (£298.80 inc. tax).
Update II: Now Pocket Lint is reporting that S III Mini will land in UK next month, i.e. November. We can speculate that it should reach India soon after.
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Specs
- Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”
- 4.0” WVGA Super AMOLED
- 5MP AF ? LED Flash / VGA Front
- FM Radio (RDS)
- WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
- 8/16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, microSD to 32GB
- 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm, 111.5 g
- 1,500 mAh battery
- Dual Core 1GHz CPU