Samsung Electronics today has officially announced its new range of the Galaxy S III mini smartphone that we have been hearing from the last week, with it being billed as “compact yet powerful smartphone”.
In its press announcement coming straight from Seoul, Samsung finally introduced the Galaxy S III mini, a 4-inch David version of its Goliath big brother. Although, the device has been given the name that is assigned to the company’s flagship range of devices, this variant debuts as a physical smaller powerhouse like the S II and the standard S III that has proved so popular around the world.
The latest device from Samsung may have given the same christened as a Galaxy S device, but technically specified as it is par with other mid-range handsets in the market.
Galaxy S III mini according to specs sheet come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-installed upon it that offers users software-based functionality like Google Now along with all the tasty benefits that are attached to running the latest version of Android operating system. Hardware point of view; the S III mini will ship with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display that is built in a rather sleek looking curved frame, and poses the screen resolution of 480 x 800. While the physical dimensions of the device would be directly compared to its big brother S3.
Other specs as you can expect with the awesome framer and high contrast display, the new compact handset is w dual-core 1GHz processor and an onboard rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and the main camera takes five-megapixel photos plus 720p video, and there’s a VGA front-facing camera as well for fans of video chats. , 1GB RAM, 8 or 16GB of internal storage plus an extra 32GB maximum via microSD.
The 4-inch Super AMOLED screen comes with a WVGA resolution. Samsung’s Galaxy S III mini also includes 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) and even NFC, but for now, this 111.5-gram TouchWiz device will only support HSPA 900/1900/2100 networks along with EDGE 850/900/1800/1900. Usually integrated with accelerometer, proximity sensors and gyroscope hardware sensors are all there as is HSPA on multiple bands, so you can rest assured that your data needs will be fulfilled where there’s good network coverage.
The Galaxy S III mini does not support 4G LTE, therefore it might prove to be a let down for a lot of consumers. To power up all the gorgeous features of the Galaxy S3 mini, there’s a 1,500 mAh battery, which we believe is more than enough to get you through your day in a single charge. The Galaxy S III mini comes in two memory capacities; 8GB and 16GB, which we believe is more than enough to store your digital content.
Note: the Galaxy S III mini comes with a microSD card slot which will hen allow you to expand the memory all the way to 32GB. The pricing and availability details are yet to be confirmed and released, being a mini device, it obviously suggest that it’s going to be a fairly respectable mid-range option.