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Samsung Galaxy S III mini visits FCC to stir up rumors of U.S. launch

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Samsung Galaxy S III mini visits FCC to stir up rumors of U.S. launch
The Samsung Galaxy S III mini has visited the FCC

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini has visited the FCC

The FCC has just had a visit from the Samsung Galaxy S III mini, and while it doesn't necessarily mean to expect the device to launch in the states, it does leave that door open. With its smaller form factor, from the outside the phone looks just like a smaller version of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S III. However, the specs inside are far from what you will find in the Galaxy S III despite the inclusion of Android 4.1.1 out of the box.

The 4 inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen is closer to the display on the Samsung Galaxy S II while the dual-core 1GHz NovaThor processor is so last year. We won't even get into the 5MP camera on back. Still, there is demand for a 4 inch phone like this in Europe, according to Samsung, and the lack of 4G LTE connectivity would really seem to make this a hard sell in the states.

Priced at 439 EUR ($568 USD), the FCC sign-off does leave a crack in the door for a future U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S III mini to be sold.

source: FCC via Engadget

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posted on 27 Oct 2012, 15:35

1. ChafedBanana (Posts: 352; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


pity.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 15:39 1

2. Mark.J.Linskiy (unregistered)


I'm not too sure about this, but I am indeed happy with my Galaxy S III.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 15:54 3

3. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


some people just really want a 4 inch phone. they don't feel the need for more screen estate. but I so wish we have a high end 4 inch phone.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 17:11 1

4. DeviantDroid (Posts: 51; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)


I think that spot is kinda losely held by the Droid Incredible 4g.... Maybe.... Possibly....

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 18:49

5. Ravail (Posts: 181; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


There is NO reason why this cannot have LTE in it.. Disappointed.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 19:53

6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5645; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I haven't even gotten my SG III yet may I'll buy the mini SG

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 21:29

7. jimjam (Posts: 228; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


tmobile please

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 01:02 1

8. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 337; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


568$ = 30k. Thnx i will get SGS Advance for 20k

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 08:34

9. angelesmec (unregistered)


I hope Galaxy S Advance with almost the same specs gets updated soon after the launch of Galaxy S III Mini..

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 18:09

10. bubbadoes (Posts: 313; Member since: 03 May 2012)


dont know why samsung thinks the gs3 needs a lil sister...leave the miniS to Apple....

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