Oct 11 AT 12:06 PM Taylor Wimberly 26 Comments

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S III Mini; not quite what we hoped for

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I know a lot of Android fans would love to see the Samsung Galaxy S III specs in a smaller form factor, so prepare to be disappointed with the latest Galaxy S III Mini. The device is nothing to be ashamed of, but it doesn’t offer the latest and greatest specs that some had hoped for.

“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.”

Highlights of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini include:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz
  • 4.0 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display
  • 1 GHz dual-core STEricsson processor
  • 5MP AF + LED Flash / VGA Front
  • 8/16 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS/Glonass
  • 1,500 mAh battery

As you can see, the Galaxy S III Mini could still be a great buy for the right price. Unfortunately, the launch details were not announced, so we will have to wait and see what the suggested retail price might be. If Samsung can offer this device below $299, it would be very competitive with the best unlocked phones.

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Source: Samsung Mobile Press

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