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.
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The chart below compares the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S3 Mini.
|Device||Samsung Galaxy S3||Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini|
|Display Type||HD Super AMOLED||Super AMOLED Screen|
|Resolution||1280 x 720||800 x 480|
|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|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, RGB Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Barometer, Compass||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor|
|OS||Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)||Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|Weight||133 g||111.5 g|
|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.