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 "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.