Samsung GALAXY S III mini | US$tba | www.samsung.com
numerically, 4.0-inch and 4.8-inch doesn’t sounds like a lot of difference but when it comes to a smartphone, it makes a world of difference between whether a handset is small pocket-friendly or not. so when Samsung launch its flagship GALAXY S III, its large sub 5-inch class screen size is naturally, not everyone’s cup of English Breakfast. understanding this, Samsung now presents to the world, the scaled down version of its much celebrated Android phone in the form of the Samsung GALAXY S III mini. sporting a 4.0-inch WVGA (that’s 800 x 480 pixels for have no clue about it) Super AMOLED capacitive multitouch display, this little sibling of the larger and more powerful S III is driven by a less powerful but probably adequate 1 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. other features include a 5.0-megapixel AF main shooter with LED flash, a VGA front-facing camera, HD 720p playback and recording, FM Radio with RDS, access to suite of Google services including Search, Maps, Gmail and the likes, 16GB of storage that’s expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot and the usual slew of connectivity and sensors that include WiFi, support for WiFi hotspot, WiFi Direct, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC, built-in accelerometer, proximity, plus Swype text input.
of course, it does come with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and the host of Samsung proprietary features such as S Beam for instant sharing of music file with another S Beam-enabled device, S-Voice recognition software, and Direct Call, just to name a few. the Samsung GALAXY S III mini will be powered by Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, though no indication has been given on its actual launch date. as for the price… do we really need to tell you that it would be probably telco-tied? more look after the break, well, just a few cos’ honestly, it looks pretty much like its big brother.