Samsung are due to announce the Galaxy S3 Mini, a new 4-inch handset, which is due to take centre stage in Germany at a launch event today.
JK Shin, the head of Samsung Mobile Communications, announced the launch of the the S3 Mini yesterday at a press conference in Seoul. “We will be launching a 4-inch Galaxy S III on the 11th in Germany,” he said. “There’s a lot of demand for a four-inch screen device in Europe. Some call it an entry-level device, but we call it ‘mini.’” The dimensions on the Galaxy S3 Mini are 121.55 x 62.95 x 9.85mm.
The current Galaxy S3 has a 4.8 screen and a 2100mAh battery. This flagship device has helped Samsung gain record profits in the last quarter.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini will be known as the GT-I8190 in technical circles and will have a 4.0 inch Super AMOLED display with 800×480 pixels, 16 million colors. The processor is reported to be a STE U8420 dual-core running at 1ghz with 1GB RAM. The GS3 Mini will run on plenty of frequencies: HSPA 900/1900/2100 14.4/5.76, EDGE / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900.
The camera is 5 megapixel lens with auto focus and LED Flash. The cameras resolution will 2592 x 1944 pixels. The S3 Mini will also sport a VGA front facing camera. Good news about the OS, it will have Google Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ out the box. Wireless capabilities on the GS3 Mini include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a/b/g/n at 2.4/5GHz, DLNA and NFC. The battery will be 1500 mAh which seems a little small to us.
Full specs and pricing to be announced today.