Some of us have big hands; some of us have small hands. Some of us like a phone that’s almost the size of a small tablet, and some of us just don’t. The Samsung Galaxy S III – a veritable giant amongst men – is on the larger side of smartphones these days, and while it’s still comfortable to use, if you have small hands, you might not agree.
If you want a smaller Galaxy S III, then you just might be in luck. The ‘regular’ Galaxy S III has great hardware and excellent industrial design, but more than a few people have commented that it’s just a little too big for some. The answer for those people might be around the corner – there are rumours circulating that the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is on the way. Now, a retailer in northern Europe has revealed that not only does the Galaxy S III Mini exist, but it will be selling it for around $US 500.
There’s precious little information on specifications available, but it appears that NFC has been removed, and it will feature a WVGA display, 5MP camera, dual core processor (instead of the quad-core in its bigger brother) and it will launch with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
A smaller Galaxy S III might help Samsung to compete with those who remain iPhone users not because of any love for iOS, but because the iPhone has traditionally been a smaller device that’s better suited to the majority of users’ hand sizes.
We should know more by October 11th, when a German press event is expected announce the new smartphone to the world.