Samsung has launched Galaxy S3 Mini, a 4 inch display, Android smartphone at an event in Frankfurt,Germany. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is expected to hit the market during Christmas and it is expected to be priced between USD 350 to USD 430 however still there’s no confirmation about the prices or the availability by the Korean giant.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is sporting a smaller 4 inch display similar to the iPhone 5 launched earlier this year by Apple. The device which is a mini version of the companies flagship device Samsung Galaxy S3 , is seen as Samsung’s answer to Apples iPhone 5.However the device is nowhere close to its flagship device Samsung Galaxy S3 as it lacks a quad core and the 5 MP camera present is also said to be mediocre. The presence of a dual core processor and absence of a quad core makes it a less power packed performer when compared to other Flagship products.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini comes with the latest version of Android 4.1 JellyBean , 1GHz dual-core processor, 5MP rear camera and 800x480p display.The device is not a very powerful device when compared to it brother Galaxy S3 but is rather targeted at emerging markets. The device is juiced up by a 1500mAh battery. It comes packed-up with 1GB of RAM and is available in 8 and 16 GB variants along with a microSD card slot that supports cards upto 32 GB.
Connectivity Options include WiFi a/n/b/g , WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS , Bluetooth 4.0. Along with this it also has NFC chip. However it’s missing 4G LTE capabilities.The device is having a size of 121.55 X 63 X .85 mm, 111.5 g.
There has been a good number of handsets with smaller screens being launched by companies to target the consumers who prefer rather smaller yet a very practical device that they can easily hold in their hands next to their ears.