Saturday , August 19 2017

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini info leaked ahead of launch


We reported the other day that a Samsung Galaxy S III Mini may be on its way and over at the German site MobileGeeks they have released not only a pic of the Galaxy S III Mini but also listed the model #, specs and price. The specifications read like something from a pretty low end phone, but it does have some redeeming qualities such as launching with Jelly Bean already installed and coming with 16GB of internal storage as well as a microSD card slot all for €399 which equates to roughly $500AUD.
Specs :

  • Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190
  • Display: 4.0 inch Super AMOLED display with 800 × 480 pixels, 16.67 million colors, capacitive touchscreen, multi-touch
  • Processor: STE U8420 dual-core 1.0 gigahertz
  • Mobile standards: HSPA 900/1900/2100 14.4/5.76, EDGE / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
  • Camera: 5 megapixel with auto focus and LED Flash, Resolution 2592 x 1944 pixels / VGA front
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Flash memory: 16 GB, MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • OS: Google Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”
  • Connectors: Micro USB port, 3.5mm Kopfhörer-/Headset-Anschluss
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a / b / g / n 2.4/5GHz, DLNA, NFC (UICC, optional)
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Dimensions: 121.55 x 62.95 x 9.85 mm
  • Housing: Plastic

TheVerge has already reported that JK Shin, head of Samsung Mobile has confirmed that the Galaxy S III Mini will be announced at an event in Germany on October 11th. We will have to wait for that event for the above information and pricing to be confirmed and also about a possible local launch here in Australia but if the large form factor of the Galaxy S III has been holding you back from purchasing then perhaps this could be for you.

 
Source: MobileGeeks, and TheVerge.

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9 Comments on "Samsung Galaxy S III Mini info leaked ahead of launch"

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Satwik Kamatmehbro
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The ‘galaxy’ moniker should only be used for Samsung’s high end phones.. the use in such low end phones, simply, degrades the brand 🙁

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This may be a new Samsung phone but it’s not the SGS3 Mini. Firstly, Samsung have said it won’t be an entry level device. Secondly, wouldn’t the model be in the GT-i9000 range?

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Well, I was dead wrong on that one. What a piece of…

yoyoyo
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yoyoyo

1gb of ram.. why is samsung releasing shit like this.

not buying another samsung after the gs3, one of the worst phones ive owned. how this got past any product testing is beyond me.

Geoff Fieldew
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I already have a Nexus S. Apart from the processor and RAM there’s not much difference.

Greg
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Greg

Problem is that there’s nothing else in that size/class. My Nexus S is feeling too slow and crunchy now that I have a Nexus 7 to compare it to – I think mostly due to RAM, and an extra core would help the responsiveness.

An extra core and 4x the RAM would probably make it “buttery”.

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HTC One S and Motorola Razr M are both about the same size/class as the Nexus S and both very nice phones.

Paul Walker
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Paul Walker

Very budget specs. Doesn’t deserve name Galaxy S III (even with the mini suffix). It had better be cheap!

Alex Baldwin
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Alex Baldwin
Definitely agree. That is in no way comparable to a real Galaxy S III. Perhaps they should start a new letter to signify their smaller / more budget companion to the flagship S series such as ‘Galaxy M’. Then each year have a Galaxy S III and accompanying Galaxy M III. That, or just work on creating a consistent yearly-numbered branding like the S’s have for their mid/low-range series such as Galaxy Mini instead of the confusing bunch of different devices they currently have like the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy 5, etc. Then the number can be representative of the generation… Read more »
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