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The new Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim isn't that new, and isn't an S3 - it's a rebranded Galaxy Win Pro

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The new Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim isn't that new, and isn't an S3 - it's a rebranded Galaxy Win Pro
There’s a new Samsung smartphone that goes by the name of Galaxy S3 Slim in Brazil. Various websites wrote about it in the last few days, but they all seem to have missed one thing: this S3 Slim is just a rebranded Samsung Galaxy Win Pro - a handset that’s been available in China since December 2013 (and it appears that it’s going to be launched in India, too). We assume that Samsung gave it the S3 name because the old S III - once the company’s flagship smartphone - is still popular in Brazil and other emerging markets.

The Galaxy S3 Slim (pictured on the left) looks just like the Galaxy Win Pro, has the same dimensions and weight (133 x 66 x 9.7 mm, 139 grams), the same model number (SM-G3812), and exactly the same features: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 4.5-inch TFT display with 540 x 960 pixels, quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, 5MP rear camera with Flash, VGA front-facing camera, 8GB of internal memory, etc.

The price of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim isn’t known at the moment, but it shouldn’t be too high anyway.

sources: Samsung Brazil, Samsung China

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posted on 18 Mar 2014, 17:13 6

1. Lauticol (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


I think for the price of one of these you could buy a regular S3 that has way better specs!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 17:18

3. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Not in Brazil. Phone cost a lot more than they do everywhere else.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 19:33 3

13. sergiobr (Posts: 417; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Here from Brazil. S3 NOW, at about $450,00. I´m owner of a Note 3 monster (and yes I have a old Nokia 808 just for run and stills). But the majority here prefer (who can) to spend a little bit more and buy a GOOD phone, not a low end like this one. That should be a fail.
Here´s the prices (off contract) :
iPhone - $ 1,300
Note 3 / Z1 / HTC / 1020 / 808 - $ 850
Nokia 820 etc - $ 270,00
And ... NO ! WE DON´T WANT the worldcup here (sorry)

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 04:30

20. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


I heard it oncd that the Nexus 5 costs upwards of $1000 there is that true?

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 13:16

21. sergiobr (Posts: 417; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


No ! just $ 500. *iPhone 5s 32GB, my Note 3 was $ 1100 3 months after launch(Nov). And I forgot I´ve a old S3, one of my best phones.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 10:21

22. M4th3u54ndr4d3 (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


iPhone = 815U$
iPhone in Brazil = 1650U$
("Revista Veja" - 07/03/2012)

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 17:45

6. xche78x (Posts: 101; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


true. regular s3 price on most countries (except those with absurd inflation like brazil) is about the same as galaxy win pro / grand 1. But only if you can still find an S3. Most of my friends S3 (or most of their samsung phones) already broke down...

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 18:49 2

12. ThePython (Posts: 260; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Brazil doesn't have absurd inflation, it has high taxes for tech products.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 19:33

14. M4th3u54ndr4d3 (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


We have absurd inflation AND high taxes for smartphones, cars, houses, clothes, foods, etc

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 17:40

23. Lauticol (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


If you think you have absurd inflation you should visit Argentina! When you buy a car, you could sell it years later at the exact same price you buy it or even more expensive! Our inflation is bigger than the devaluation of a car!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 17:15 7

2. Sesameopen (Posts: 106; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Another day another galaxy

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 17:19 5

4. darkskoliro (Posts: 970; Member since: 07 May 2012)


*facepalm* who would ever buy this device.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 20:43 3

17. afegit (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Lol, no one is asking you to buy it. This phone only for Winners and Professionals, so obviously not you

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 17:32 2

5. Lt.Green (Posts: 374; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


With that design, it could be any other galaxy device.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 17:52

7. Planterz (Posts: 793; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Something in a 2nd world country is called something else in another 2nd world country on the other side of the world? Stop the presses, this has never happened before!!!!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 18:10

8. vuyonc (Posts: 234; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Looking at the stars is no different from looking at a tech shop. So many galaxies. Millions and millions of galaxies.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 18:37

9. kevinhope5 (Posts: 28; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)


A Galaxy S3 is currently $500 in Zimbabwe.... If Samsung gets it here for $250 with those specs they will sell a couple mil

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 18:38

10. kevinhope5 (Posts: 28; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)


Sorry meant Galaxy s3 is $700

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 18:43

11. PK1983 (Posts: 172; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


How is it slim? It is fatter than the original. Sorry Samsung, like Apple, you need to go away now.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 20:20

16. antonioli (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Total shame and all of you can believe: PEOPLE BUY

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 21:38

18. kingEngine (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)


The Galaxy S3 Slimmeddownonfeatures. I don't like it when low-end phones are rebranded with high-end names, but whatever sells.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 22:03 1

19. fzacek (Posts: 1648; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Almost identical specs to the Moto G, except for the lower screen resolution.

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