In its recent press release, Samsung announced that it will be releasing Samsung Galaxy S3 mini which is a compact version of the Galaxy S3. The smartphone will be powered by Jelly Bean and will run on a dual core processor. Now, here’s what we have dug up regarding the GS3 Mini’s price, release date, features and specifications. It might not be as powerful as the 4.8” Galaxy S3 but it is definitely impressive enough to tempt those who are looking forward to buy a cheaper smartphone.
Features and Specifications
Okay, let’s talk about the phone’s full set of features and specs. First off, the Mini sports a smaller screen which doesn’t go any smaller than 4”. Plus, it appears to lack the famous Gorilla Glass 2 protection. Just don’t be disappointed because its display type won’t change. It will still flaunt its Super AMOLED touchscreen but the full screen resolution will be reduced to 480 x 800 pixels.
Unlike its larger counterpart, the Mini won’t have a 64GB version. It will stick to 8GB and 16GB plus it will have a built-in slot for micro SD external storage. Nevertheless, the phone’s RAM will stay at 1GB which is nice because you won’t have to worry a lot about saving your phone’s memory. This will give you more freedom to download the apps and games that you like. In addition, the smartphone will be equipped with a 1GHz dual core processor courtesy of NovaThor. This simply implies that the Galaxy S3 Mini is fully capable of processing a range of tasks without encountering a lot of lags and errors. The rest of the phone’s specs are as follows: 5MP camera with AF and LED flash, VGA camera (front), NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, S Voice, Google Now, Smart Stay, Direct Call, S Beam, GPS/GLONASS, HTML5 browser and a whole lot more. The phone will be relying to its 1500 mAh Li-ion battery for power.
Price and Release Date
There’s no official word that could confirm the date as to when the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini will exactly land on the US shores but those who are in the UK can actually pre-order the phone at Clove, O2, Orange and Vodafone. The Galaxy S3 Mini will be sold for an estimated price of $480 but if you plan to get it along with a fixed wireless subscription, the monthly fee will range from £25 to £36.