UPDATE: Samsung launches Galaxy S III Mini with smaller 4in screen, out Nov 8

1 Nov 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

Update 01.11.12

It's official, Samsung has confirmed this morning that its new Galaxy S III Mini smartphone will be available in the UK from November 8th with free content, including The Sims 3 and Bejewelled 2.

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini gives owners access to the Samsung Video and Games Hub, as well as a 50GB Dropbox which is free for two years.

Published 11.10.12

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S III Mini smartphone, a smaller version of its hugely popular Galaxy S III phone.

The S III Mini sports a 4in Super AMOLED screen compared to the S III's 4.8in display, with a lower 800 x 480 resolution.

The Mini is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), has a dual core 1GHz processor, a 5MP front camera, Bluetooth and NFC.

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

Plenty of other features from the S III, including S Voice, which is Samsung's answer to Apple's Siri, and Smart Stay, which keeps the screen on as long as you're looking at it.

S Beam is also supported, allowing transfer of files between S Beam compatible devices simply by touching them together.

Measuring 121.55mm tall (to be exact) by 63mm wide and 9.85mm thick, the Galaxy S III Mini weighs just 111.5g. The S III by comparison is 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm, and weighs 133g.

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

Details on a release date of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini have yet to be confirmed but retail site Clove has priced the Galaxy S III Mini phone up at £300 (spotted by Slashgear).

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Comments

I agree. S3 lite better

I think it's rather disingenuous of Samsung to call this phone the Galaxy S3 Mini.

Other than the same styling, but in a smaller size, this is a lower spec. phone, with lower screen resolution, a lower resolution camera, different and slower processor and less RAM.

The problem is some people may think they are buying an S3 with a smaller screen, when they're not.

That's a bit naughty !

 

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I quite like my HTC One S, but it's too big. Screen real estate is good, but (a) it eats battery; and (b) it makes the phone too big for my pocket.

The one thing I don't get is why they don't design the screen to be as big as possible? There's lots of dead space at the top/bottom of the frame that could be more beneficially used for screen, or perhaps keep the screen that size and make the phone even smaller!

Re the spec - is it really sub Galaxy s2??

Don't think its pointless at all.

It obviously isn't aimed at those who must have the latest/high spec'd, top of the range smartphone.

If the rumoured prices (between £220 - £300, depending who you believe) are correct then it will be a huge seller...

lol @ AnotherJoe 

He-he!

Its a completely pointless phone. Its got the specs of a mid-range android phone from 2 years ago.

 

the 2year old SG2 is better...

 

Avoid!

You think? There are only a handful that are bigger!

Looks nice. Little bit small for a smartphone though.