Samsung announces Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini: With 4” Display

samsung galaxy s3 mini

After an out of the blue Event announcement by Samsung to German Tech. Press for Oct. 11 Event, Many speculations surfaced. All the speculations surrounding the event were confirmed by JK Shin when he confirmed the announcement of Galaxy S3 Mini and so fittingly, Samsung today announced a smaller version of their Flagship smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini smartphone running Android 4.1 slanted view
Samsung released the Galaxy S3 Mini in Frankfurt today. The device is set to hit the stores in May with a Summer US Release

s3 mini
Samsung released the device after conducting a poll in which they found out that users wanted a smaller version of Samsung Galaxy S3 so that they could carry a Galaxy S3 like device easily and with a good grip. Samsung Stated,
"The award winning Galaxy S III has been extremely well  received globally since it launched earlier this year so we are thrilled to be able to offer our customers the same revolutionary design, intuitive usability and intelligence in a mini version."



 The Core
dual core 1 Ghz. exynos
The device is called Galaxy S3 Mini and so its processor is mini as well compared to the Big Brother. It hold a decent Dual Core Processor of 1GHz. supported by a 1 GB Ram. These specs are enough to run any Android OS smoothly

Form Factor

s3 mini thicknessSamsung Galaxy S3 Mini has been made with the aim to reduce the Galaxy S3 size and Samsung has done it pretty well. The phone stands 4.8 inches by 2.5 inches by 0.39-inch and weighs 3.9 ounces which includes a 1500 mAh. Battery
The device has exactly the same shape as the S3, with the typical round edges and button placement. Close your eyes and you will feel there is a Galaxy S3 in your hand

Camera & Display

note2 s3 s3 mini
The Galaxy S3 holds a smaller 4” display as compared to Galaxy S3 4.8” display. Considering the downsizing of the S3, S3 Mini has reasonable 480p resolution with a Super AMOLED WVGA screen. The smaller S3 has a clear display with 233 pixels per inch making the 4” display experience a lot better

s3 mini camers
S3 Mini holds a 5 MP Camera with LED flash, a standard in mid-range smartphones. Samsung has also Added a front facing VGA Camera for Video Calling.


android jelly bean s3 mini
The best part of this device is that it comes with a Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Samsung has marked the Device with its Touchwiz making it more ‘designed for humans. The OS comes with a Multitasking feature for which a update has been released for Galaxy Note 2

With S Beam and S Voice, the device also has features of DLNA sharing that helps you transfer content like photos and video among compatible devices, like to your TV.

Connectivity & Storage

s3 mini no LTE
For those of you who were thinking of getting this device on LTE, you will be disappointed because Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini doesn't support LTE. Instead it is targeting the ‘3G and lower’ Networks. This is a major drawback and could damage the sales of this device in the US.

The device is coming with 8GB or 16GB versions with expandable memory up to 32GB. Micro SD slot is a must for any smartphone

Other Features

With NFC and Bluetooth, S3 Mini has Another featured feature keeps the screen lit when you glance at the camera
No pricing has been announced for the device but it will lie in the mid-range smartphones and expected price will be no more then $300.

Would you prefer this Phone over Other mid range devices. Share with us your views.

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