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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini becomes official


Samsung Galaxy S III mini

The Samsung Galaxy S III was a big bang for Samsung when it released, with its bold wide screen, its looks so fascinating and admired by everybody, the features incorporated by Samsung into the Galaxy S III was enough to set a standard for competetors. After the smartphone became a success and has rolled the market for certain months, Samsung came out with an idea of the Samsung Galaxy S III mini.

Most people thought this will be a very good idea, while some thought the idea was very bad. Now Samsung made its decision and went into production of the smaller version of the Galaxy S III called Samsung Galaxy S III mini.

Samsung Galaxy S III mini

How acceptable will the Samsung Galaxy S III mini be?

When Samsung was coming with this product, so many people thought Samsung will be replicating the character of the original S III into this smaller device, but unfortunately, it seems Samsung has disappointed its present and prospective customers with this device. The Samsung Galaxy S III mini was not really what it was thought it will be.

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini arrives with a Super AMOLED display which is 4-inch in size having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, and running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The mini device is powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor having TouchWiz with Google Now. A triband HSPA, quadband GSM/EDGE as well as Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, The Samsung Galaxy S III mini has  Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS and GLONASS support, an FM radio for news and entertainment together with digital compass, Gyroscope, Proximity and Accelerometer as sensors.

The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S III mini is 5 MP unlike the 8 MP in the original Samsung Galaxy S III.

Let’s take a larger look into the Specs packed on the new Samsung Galaxy S III mini

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is accorded with a 4 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M color WVGA, having a resolution that resembles 480 x 800 pixels. The camera is 5 MP in quality and it features; autofocus, face and smile detection, and able to shoot video at 720p@30fps (1280 x 720) with TouchWiz UX.

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is powered a 1 GHz dual core processor along with Mali-400MP GPU supported by a 1 GB RAM running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The internal storage is optional, 8 GB and 16 GB with a microSD slot to upgrade storage up to 32 GB.

The connectivity option on the  Samsung Galaxy S III mini includes; Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, stereo Bluetooth 4.0, standard microUSB port, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, stereo FM radio with RDS, NFC while the network includes; GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 900/2100 MHz, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps.

Some of the sensors packaged on the Samsung Galaxy S III mini are; Gyro, Proximity, Accelerometer and Compass. Samsung empowered the S III mini device with a 1, 500mAh battery.

The dimension of the Samsung Galaxy S III mini is 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm having a weight of 111.5g.

The device will be available on its mart as confirmed by Vodafone UK, while Clove has tagged the SIM-free version at £298 or €370, or $480.

 

38 comments
  1. Jean Velez

    October 15, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is not as cool as Samsung Galaxy S III .

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      October 25, 2012 at 10:22 pm


      Twitter:
      They are two different things entirely. thanks

      Reply
  2. Georgina Fars

    October 15, 2012 at 9:24 am

    This look advantageous for me, I just love wide screens though I always get confused on add ons. Additional features is just a waste for me, my purpose is just to call or text but i love its looks.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      October 15, 2012 at 10:28 pm


      Twitter:
      Thats ok, although the use of smartphone nowadays goes beyond just call and text messages, many of them are incorporated with GPS, that serves as a mappping tool, some with NFC system for payment, smartphones has become a life tool, predicted to replace desktop and laptops in the future. Thanks for dropping by.

      Reply
  3. Motorized skateboards

    October 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    The Samsung Galaxy S iii Mini is packed with updated features, user friendly design app and sleek style casing for customers.It is gaining much popularity all over the globe with fascinating design for customers of all ages.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      October 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm


      Twitter:
      Yea, people really want to see what Samsung is up to making a mini version of the S III. Thanks for coming here.

      Reply
  4. hrmehrotra

    October 16, 2012 at 9:12 am

    this phone is cool but according to model price is so high………i would not suggest to buy this at that price

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    • Olukunle Moses

      November 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm


      Twitter:
      I guess Samsung won’t go far with this device.

      Reply
  5. DinoccGi

    October 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I think the idea of the Samsung Galaxy III mini is great! I noticed a trend of how 10 years ago our phones were getting smaller and smaller and now they only get bigger and bigger. I for one was looking for a reversal of this trend and downsizing our mobile devices as long as the performance and features remain top quality.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      October 17, 2012 at 9:06 am


      Twitter:
      That’s how technology works, few years ago, the trends was bigger phones with Nokia leading the market with lots of bigger phones. But now, everything has changed!

      Thanks for your comment :)

      Reply
  6. China Vasion

    October 17, 2012 at 5:17 am

    I love the way they made and i thought of buying S III now after seeing Mini i changed my mind . S III Mini looks very cute with more features than BIG one …… When it ill be on market ?

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      October 25, 2012 at 10:17 pm


      Twitter:
      Yea China, the mini is very cute and portable, but Samsung did not replicate its features like that in the S III

      Reply
  7. Cokuk

    October 18, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Thanks for this great post. I will follow your blog and articles.

    Reply
  8. beyondtime

    October 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I was looking for wide screen Smartphone. One of my friend is having Samsung Galaxy SIII just liked it so much . I think will go for this amazing Samsung Galaxy SIII mini, its specifications are impressive.

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    • Olukunle Moses

      November 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm


      Twitter:
      Yea, Samsung has made an interesting product, only that people are complaining of the price.

      Reply
  9. kapil

    October 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    This look advantageous for me, I just love wide screens though I always get confused on add ons.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      October 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm


      Twitter:
      Yea, for video and gamers, widescreen is just the best, but the Galaxy S III mini is just 4 inch.

      Reply
  10. walid

    October 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    yes SG mini 3 is thebest ;) and as was expected, Samsung launched Galaxy S III Mini is a smaller version and the weakest in terms of features of the phone Galaxy S III famous. The common denominator between the new phone and his older brother is approximately identical

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    • Olukunle Moses

      October 21, 2012 at 8:23 pm


      Twitter:
      Yea, the phone is cool, but my concern for Samsung is that will the S III mini be accepted coz it failed to replicate what is packed on the S III original.

      Reply
  11. vicky

    October 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Samsung has boldly stepped out to make a mini version of Galaxy S3 but keeping it cheaper and more portable for those who like it small and portable. S3 mini has Jelly Bean which sure is a delight and it does come at a time when Apple has announced iPad mini. We have to see how the battle turns out to be..:)

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      October 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm


      Twitter:
      Thats a good observation Vicky, the question is “Will Samsung be able to battle Apple with its portable devices?”

      Reply
  12. mobile applications marketing

    November 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Its realy Awesome !! And you are provide the good information Thanks you so much.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      November 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm


      Twitter:
      You are welcome to TechAtLast, where we try to give you the best.

      Reply
  13. Abdul Kader

    November 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Hi, Samsung Galaxy S III is really cool and its futures very high. This look advantageous on behalf of me.

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    • Olukunle Moses

      November 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm


      Twitter:
      Yea, Samsung has tried its best to satisfy its customers, though the mini S III refuse to pack the full features of the oringinal S III. Though it comes with cool features though.

      Reply
  14. Megan

    November 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I have always love Samsung phones

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      November 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm


      Twitter:
      Samsung is a very good at mobile gadgets, watch out as they run after Apple.

      Reply
  15. Dave

    November 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    The features that is provided in this mobile is o some and it increase the productivity of a person , Samsung has launch a good product ..

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      November 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm


      Twitter:
      Samsung is becoming hot, they will really contend Apple as time goes. Thanks for taking your time here.

      Reply
  16. Naser

    November 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I expected this device to be in $400 as Galaxy S3 itself is available in $550. Any ways, thanks for the specs Olukunle. :)

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      November 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm


      Twitter:
      You are welcome Naser. But I wonder if Samsung will be able to sell large amount of copies.

      Reply
  17. derek

    November 9, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I love this phone it’s slick and quirky and one of the best Samsung have released to date i’m a big fan.

    Reply
  18. Olukunle Moses

    November 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm


    Twitter:
    You are welcome Kazi.

    Reply
  19. vijay

    November 10, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Features look nice! Is it not a bit expensive? Sure that the prices will come down after some time.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      November 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm


      Twitter:
      Thanks Vijay for your nice and awesome comment on my post :)

      Reply
  20. Tom

    December 17, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I am using Galaxy S2, this galaxy s3 mini looks the same with but smaller than Galaxy s3, I prefer Galaxy S3.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      December 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm


      Twitter:
      Great! Some people likes something smaller, I think that’s why Samsung made a mini S3. Thanks for coming here.

      Reply
  21. battery store

    December 27, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I have a samsung galaxy s i,the phone is very wonderful.

    Reply

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