Don’t be fooled by its looks and name. The Samsung Galaxy S III mini may look like a pint-sized carbon copy of Sammy’s Superphone and it carries with it its popular name, this one, for all intents and purposes, is a completely different phone altogether.
Almost everything here has been downgraded. It sports a smaller (4-inch vs 4.8-inch) and a lower resolution (480×800 vs 720×1280) Super AMOLED display, a lower rated main (5-MP vs 8-MP) and secondary cam (VGA vs 1.9-MP), and runs on half the cores (1GHz dual-core vs 1.4GHz quad-core) its bigger bro does. It also ditches LTE and will only be available in two variants – 8GB and 16GB.
So basically, excluding name and design, the only thing this has in common with the Galaxy S III is the OS (Jelly Bean), RAM (1GB) and wireless connectivity options (Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi).
It’s definitely a far cry from the super impressive Galaxy S III. On the bright side though, with a more modest feature set in tow, the Galaxy S III mini should also definitely be priced more affordably than its namesake sibling, making it the perfect ‘droid for those who love the Galaxy S III but live without its high-end specs.
How much more affordable, we don’t know for sure yet, but rest assured, we’ve got this bad boy on our radar already and will give you guys the heads up once it finds its way to local stores.
Full press release here.
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