The tremendous success of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has encouraged mobile giants to offer a mini version of the device, with a lower price, and reduced technical specifications. For users who were putting off buying the Galaxy S3 on account of the price, here’s another chance for you to get your hands on the world’s best smartphone at a lower price. Samsung Galaxy S3 mini is expected to do well in emerging markets in Asia and Africa, as there are no strong indications of its availability in the US.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini comes with Android 4.1 a.k.a Jelly Bean, which was not an inherent part of the original device. The display size has dropped down to 4.0″ from 4.8″. This compact version of the Galaxy S3 also features Samsung’s Touchwiz interface that acts like an Android skin and one that is packed with loads of features. However, reduced specs mean that the smartphone will come with a 5 megapixel camera rather than 8, a dual core processor instead of quad core and no 4G LTE capabilities. Let’s take a look at how the tech specs of the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini shapes up.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Tech Specs
Display: 4.0″ WVGA Super AMOLED
Processor: Dual Core 1 GHz
OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Camera: 5 MP, LED Flash/VGA front
Memory: 8/16 GB ROM, 8 GB RAM, microSD
Audio: MP3, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG(Vorbis), FLAC
Network: HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
Video: H.264, MPEG 4, H263, VC 1, Sorenson Spark, WMV7, WMV8, Recording/Playback 720p
Size: 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm, 111.5 g
Battery: 100 mAh
Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)
Sensors: Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro,
Radio: FM radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio jack
Samsung still has not revealed details of pricing or availability but it is expected in time for the holiday season with the price to be mid range between $350 and $430.
Samsung Galaxy S3’s lowered tech specs will mean that the handset will compete not with the higher end models currently holding sway such as the iPhone 5. Instead you will be better off deciding whether to purchase this device against other models such as the Lumia 710.