The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has been officially announced by the South Korean firm. This is a 4-inch handset that comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There have been several speculations regarding this phone, but all those rumors have now ended with the official announcement of this phone.

The Galaxy S3 Mini is basically a smaller brother of Samsung’s flagship phone – the Samsung Galaxy S3. The Galaxy S3 Mini comes with a 4-inch, 480 x 800 Super AMOLED display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8/16GB of internal memory, 5MP rear camera with LED flash, microSD card slot, and a 1,500mAh battery.

The Galaxy S3 Mini is smaller and lighter than the original S3, but it is slightly thicker. This phone would be comfortable to hold on to, if you think that S3 is a bit bulky.

The chart below compares the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S3 Mini.

Galaxy S3 vs mini

Device Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
Display Type HD Super AMOLED Super AMOLED Screen
Resolution 1280 x 720 800 x 480
Screen Size 4.8-inch 4.0-inch
Multitouch Yes Yes
CPU 1 GHz Quad-core 1.4 GHz Dual-core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB 8/16 GB
Cards microSD upto 64GB microSD upto 16GB
Rear camera 8 Megapixel 5 Megapixel
Front camera 1.9 Megapixel VGA
Video recording 1080p at 30FPS 720p at 30FPS
Features LED flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face detection, Image stabilization LED flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face detection
USB MicroUSB v2.0 MicroUSB v2.0
Bluetooth v 4.0 v 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
NFC Yes Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, RGB Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Barometer, Compass Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor
GPS Yes Yes
OS Android  v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Interface TouchWiz TouchWiz
Weight 133 g 111.5 g
FM Yes Yes
Colors White, blue, brown, red, black, grey White
Battery Li-Ion 2100 mAh Li-Ion 1500 mAh

As we can see in the above table, the Galaxy S3 Mini doesn’t pack a punch like the Galaxy S3. But this phone would be suitable for those who want a smaller device and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience.

Samsung is yet to announce the availability and pricing of the Galaxy S3 Mini, but we are sure that it will have an affordable price tag to attract customers during the holiday season.