Samsung officially confirmed the Galaxy S3 Mini existed, but they were short on the details. All we knew for sure was that the new smartphone had just a 4-inch screen. At today’s press event, Samsung let the rest of the details out of the bag.
A dual-core 1GHz processor
an 800 x 400 super AMOLED display
VGA front cam, 5MP back cam
HSPA bands 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 bands
Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
8GB and 16GB onboard memory
1500 mAh battery
4.8 inches by 2.5 inches by 0.39-inch
weighs 3.9 ounces
runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box
The Galaxy S3 Mini has reasonably decent hardware, but it certainly doesn’t have the muscle power of its bigger brother. For those that were hoping for an exact match of the power found in the Galaxy S3, you might be a little disappointed. Keep in mind, this still blows away many of the entry-level Android devices in the 4-inch range and is a welcome addition for those that want a smaller phone that has dual-core power and NFC.
There is no word on which markets will get the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. The pricing is also remains a mystery.