The Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini was officially unveiled by Samsung yesterday and as expected it's a smaller more affordable version of Samsung's Galaxy SIII.
Samsung's Galaxy S3 Mini comes with a 4 inch Super AMOLED touch-screen (800×480 pixels) , giving it the same display size as Apple's iPhone 5.
The dimensions of the device are 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 , while it weighs 115g. This should appeal to those off-put the over-sized Galaxy SIII , although it should be noted that the Mini is 1mm thicker than its bigger brother.
Sacrifices have been made in the specification of the S3 Mini to keep the price down. One such sacrifice is in the processor which is a dual-core 1GHz chip, while the camera has also been toned down and comes in at 5 mega-pixels, although it does still have an LED flash.
A couple of pieces of good news are that the S3 Mini runs on Android Jelly Bean and that it'll support 4G LTE. We presume that means it'll be available on EE at launch who are the only UK operator who will be offering 4G this year.
The smartphone will come in a choice of either 8GB or 16GB of on-board memory, while other features include a front-facing VGA camera and support for NFC. Currently, we don't have any details on the launch date or the price of the Galaxy SIII Mini , but when we do we'll let you know.
3G's initial reactions to the Galaxy SIII Mini is one of confusion because it's as if Samsung have built a smaller device to rival iPhone 5, but one which doesn't have a specification to match Apple's device.
By Simon Thomas on 12th October, 2012