Samsung Galaxy S III Mini announcement confirmed to be coming as image and spec details leak

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| October 10, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini leak

Get ready for a new addition to Samsung's Galaxy S family. Both J.K. Shin, head of Samsung's mobile arm, and Samsung itself have confirmed plans to introduce the Galaxy S III Mini at an event in Germany on October 11. Shin has said that the Mini will be a 4-inch device, but outside of that detail, didn't provide much in the way of spec information on the device. A new report from MobileGeeks has, though. The site has gotten hold of a purported render of the device as well as a list of specs that includes the aforementioned 4-inch screen. Here's the full rundown:

  • 4-inch 800x480 Super AMOLED display
  • 1GHz STE U8420 dual-core processor
  • 5-megapixel rear, VGA front cameras
  • 16GB storage, microSD slot
  • 1GB RAM
  • NFC
  • 1,500mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

If these specs for the Galaxy S III Mini GT-I8190 hold true, the device looks to be a shrunken, mid-range version of the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III. The inclusion of Jelly Bean out of the box would be nice to see, but the rest of the S III Mini's feature set isn't likely to impress anyone that was hoping for the phone to pack the regular S III's internals in a smaller package. The S III Mini's price will reportedly be set at 399 Euros, which works out to around $513. There's no word on when or if we might see the Galaxy S III Mini here in the U.S., but the good news is that anyone interested in the device doesn't have much longer to wait for an official reveal. We'll bring you the official announcement once Samsung makes it.

Via Engadget (1), (2), INews 24 Korea, MobileGeeks

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