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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and Samsung Galaxy Premier leaked

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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and Samsung Galaxy Premier leaked
Not everyone wants a smartphone with a 4.8inch screen. That makes things difficult for those who would love to own a Samsung Galaxy S III, but can't use such a large display because of small hands or personal preference. According to a source for SamMobile, the Korean based manufacturer has a solution with the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. The latter will offer much of the Samsung Galaxy S III experience except it will launch with a 4 inch WVGA display, smaller than the 4.8 inch 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED screen on the full sized model. The 8MP camera on the back of the Samsung Galaxy S III will be replaced with a 5MP shooter on the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, and a dual-core processor will be under the hood. In an attempt to compete with the new Apple iPhone, the Galaxy III Mini is expected to be priced at 250 EUR ($314.50 USD) compared to a price of about 650 EUR ($817.70 USD) off contract for the 6th generation of Apple's iconic smartphone, which is rumored to have the same 4 inch screen size.

Will Samsung offer a

Will Samsung offer a "mini" version of the Samsung Galaxy S III?

The same source says that Samsung will also release a device called the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus. The Super AMOLED Plus screen, at 4.3 inches, is smaller than the Sprint and T-Mobile versions of the phone (4.52 inches), and equals the size of the international model and the variant offered by AT&T. A single-core processor is a step down from the dual-core version on the Samsung Galaxy S II, and an 8MP camera will be featured on back. Running on Android 4.0, the Samsung Galaxy  S II Plus will come in 16GB and 32GB models.

Lastly, the source is tipping the GT-i9260 called the Samsung Galaxy S Premier, which will be similar to the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus except for a larger 4.65 inch Super AMOLED HD display. This model will allegedly run on Android 4.1, Jelly Bean.

No pricing information or carrier availability has been leaked, but if  all this is legit, it sounds like Samsung is trying to offer a phone for every taste.

source: SamMobile via AndroidGuys

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posted on 31 Aug 2012, 17:55 21

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Ok as much as I love Samsung, really a "SGS2 PLUS" but yet it has lower specs? Shouldnt the PLUS mean it has MORE, NOT LESS? lol

Anyway long live the SGS3 and Note 2. I like the idea of a smaller screen as well, but at 480 by 800, it's MEH. I still want a 720p on a 4 inch, why? Why not?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:03 5

3. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Maybe the Plus means "plus a negative number," which indeed would be a step down. It would be easier just to call it the Minus though...

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:06 1

6. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

Because they are not able to put so many pixels in the screen (yet) using AMOLED technology... The better they can do is 330 dpi for Super Amoled (read pentile) and 275 for Super Amoled Plus.
I also would like a phone with a smaller screen and all the other goodies. But for me it would be OK if they use a 1024x600 in a 4.3 inches screen which they can do do already.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:14 2

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

you said everything i was saying aloud while reading this aritcle LOL...............but the galaxy s premier sounds really interesting! wating to see more of that one

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 19:55 4

13. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

Because they just want to release some lower price smartphones to compete with the iPhone.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:01

2. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

The rumors does not really make any sense. If there is an issue with the S2 is the low resolution of the screen for a 4.3 inches devie (216 dpi). So if there is a Galaxy S II Plus it will probably use a screen with better resolution and the Exynos 4212 instead of the 4210. That makes sense, but a phone with 8MP camera, 16GB internal memory and a single core CPU does not make any sense, why to screw a phone with the SoC when it´s not one of the most expensive components of the phone?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:05 3

4. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

If true there could be plenty of options and price ranges for people there. Lessons to be noted for ifans that a mini version of the top handset galaxy s3 costs just over a 1/3 of the apple handset it closely matches.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:06

5. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

if samsung is going to launch a smaller s3, it would be qHD, 4- 4.5 inch, a dual core processor running jelly bean and a 5 Mpix camera

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:54

10. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Why would you say that? Has Samsung ever released a device with a qhd screen?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 22:32

19. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Samsung makes the qHD Super Amoled displays found on some HTC devices and Motorola RAZR devices. BUT they have never actually used it on their own devices.

SGS2 had 480 by 800 and then they went right start up to 720p with the Galaxy Nexus

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:30 1

8. khmer (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Galaxy S3 mini is the best specs. and low cost $314.50 no contract, I love it. Old Galaxy S2 cost $400.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:52

9. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

. SGS3 mini would have 4 in qHD display, the specs on the rest will be that of SGS3. So it would be a small SGS3, a true mini. Sometimes Samsung makes unnecessary products. Releasing a jellybean version of their old products might do the trick.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:56 1

11. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

yea, me thinks the specs are quite OBVIOUSLY wrong between the "premier" and the "plus".

the SGS2 gets smaller and single core, and the premier gets bigger? lol come on. who's making up these stats? If its an SGS2+ its going to either be the krait pro, 4212, or a slim chance of E5 dual. Maybe the "premier" has a single core, but not the SGS2. that would make ZERO sense.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 19:41

12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Umm... Samsung that's not a mini. That's a mid/low range handset. A mini would just mean it's smaller.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 20:26 2

14. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)

it may be just me, but this has shades of HTC and their late 2010 early 2011 stumble. HTC released 1 major phone that changed the game (even though the galaxy s III is a refinement not a huge innovatior), they won awards and won with the crowds favoritism and realized, "hey we have a great phone" then released a spin off for every regional carrier and lost sight on quality parts (samsung already doesnt have the best choice in radio selection) and lost interest in updating lower end or more non popular device.

Samsung should ride the wave with the other big carriers with the less is more mantra and not try to have their hand in every pot.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 20:55 1

15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

If they go into the small footprint space, they seem to be begging Apple to sue them yet again. Maybe Sammy should try releasing the Note II to more carriers in the U.S.?

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 19:10

37. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)

IDK but im pretty sure the press release stated that it was only released on HSPA+ and LTE networks knocking sprint and verizion out the running.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 21:13

16. Samsomesh (Posts: 195; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

If SGS3 is real story and price is $314 then im sure to get it,.. But the specs are somewhat similar to SGS duoS.!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 21:40

17. shamataa (Posts: 241; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Why would you do this? The specs are all BS!

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 19:11

38. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)

looking back these specs are very similar to the samsung victory that is headed to Sprint

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 21:55

18. meloth1991 (Posts: 37; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

S3 mini to compete wth the new iphone?? Is sammy out of their mind!! Y all ths whn s3 is alrdy kickn iphone butts!!! :p

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 12:02 1

30. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I think that the editor of the post is underestimated the new iPhone, iPhone will always be a Top tier phone doesn't matter the specs.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 22:38 1

20. bucky (Posts: 3132; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

An sgs3 mini with the same specs as the s3 but 4.3" screen would be heaven.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:18

21. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

The "Plus" makes no sense. I call bullsh!t on that one. They're making an inferior version and calling it "plus?"

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:50

22. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

this is just weird.. mini but not par to the s3? well maybe its ok.. at least they just keep the same specs but change the screen size...

dont like the idea of the s2 plus though... it should be named s2 MINUS since it will remove dual core and screen size!

i think samsung will keep on using s3's design now coz of apple's dress code... i just hope they will make android device as sexy as the ativ s! seriously, that phone is much sexier than s3's design!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:02

23. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

nice way to put it. probably sammy just needed to refresh their line up (curious to see if they tweak the inner and outer) since apple is trying to ban their current line up from selling in the usa.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:08 1

24. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Crapsung! Start updating your devices instead of flooding the market....

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 04:13

26. Leo_MC (Posts: 2675; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

Samsung makes fun of buyer's intelligence: SIII mini is not a SIII, it is a SGS1 with dual core and different design.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 05:23

27. osamalone (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

i think even if they want a smaller screen they should go with 4.3 because maybe 4.8 is big but according to today's standerd's 4.3 will be good for movie as well as for every day use
and if a person wants to shift from iphone and wants a smaller display of 4 then i think he should stick to the lol :p because today 4.3 is a normal screen and 3.5 is teensy screen

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 08:33

28. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Samsung Galaxy S III "Mini" ?
Heck they are opening themselves up for yet another legal case from patent trolls.
Buyers cannot distinguish between iPad mini and SIII mini because for them anything with word "mini" means it's apple product .... :D

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