Samsung Galaxy S III Mini to be introduced in Germany on October 11th

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini to be introduced in Germany on October 11th
On the last day of August, we told you about the speculation that Samsung was about to offer a "mini" version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Instead of that 4.8 inch HD screen, the phone would come with a 4 inch WVGA display. The 8MP camera on the back of the full-sized unit will be replaced with a 5MP shooter. Android 4.1 is expected to be running the show, and the device is said to be priced at 250 EUR ($314.50 USD), which would certainly make it affordable.

October 11th could see the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

October 11th could see the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

Samsung's German division has just sent out invitations to an event on October 11th and there is reason to believe that the center of attention will be the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. First, there is the translated copy on the invitation which says "something small will be really big" and "get ready for a little sensation". In the middle of the invitation, you can see the stylized "S" used by the Korean manufacturer on its Samsung Galaxy devices.

Adding up all of the clues brings us to the conclusion that the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini will be unveiled by Samsung on October 11th. We should find out where the device will be available and when. We also wouldn't be terribly surprised to see the device fail to make the long trip to the United States. In the States, the carriers decide which devices will be available and no operator is going to want to cannibalize sales of the wildly popular full sized model, which has a higher profit margin taking the 24 months of data into account.

source: UnwiredView

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14 Comments

1. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

The 5 MP shpoter's a downer, but otherwise.... Yeeaaa yuuh!!!!

13. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Believe me this will capture the midrange segment like wildfire!

2. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

I rather get Xperia V. S4 + Awesome camera + curved design + 4.2" HD screen + better build materials (considering most samsung phones are made out of regular plastic).

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

yea for me its always either HTC or Sony.......the TX and V are going to be awsome no doubt..........But im currently trying to get the Evo 4g lte right now (white verison) looks amazing and is going to be a beast with the jellybean update and sense 4+ as for this galaxy mini? im not too sure this will do well with these specs but well jus have to see

3. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I'd love it of it came with the full specs of an international S3 only in 4-4.3" screen size.

5. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

They should keep most of the specs of the S III into this new 4" device. Maybe with S4 dual core Krait: - Dual Core S4 Proc - 1 Gb RAM - 8 Mpx - 4" Super Amoled display with 300+ ppi - Jelly Bean - SD Card. Sell it around US$ 475-500, I'm sure it'll be Samsung's next Best seller.

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

i was saying the same thing man..........if they want this one to be successful then dont give it crappy specs!...... if they really want to hurt apple.......then they should make the exact same phone (GS3) but with a 4 inch or 4.3 inch build!

9. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

haven't you see the name "mini" meaning a mid range version of the s3 like the s advance to the s2/s1

10. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

That might be what they're planning with the Mini. What they should be doing is releasing a 'bridge' phone between S2 and S 3. A new contender in the 4" - 4.3" phones. A more affordable S3 but with higher specs than the S2.

12. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

ok... but i think everyone can afford s3 now since its already a 4 month old device! i think some stores already cut down the price.. who knows samsung might make some crazy deal this holiday? like "buy an s3 take a lot of freebies!" promo...

7. Mountech

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 23, 2012

Hmmm, smaller is great, but I imagine another component that will have to be modified a lot will be the battery, it would have to shrink. That could really be a big sacrifice.

8. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Small change, new phone...flooding the market..just like HTC did last year...

11. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Stupid move by Samsung. Totally degrading the S3 name instead of making a true mini version

14. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

galaxy w2,or ace 2 plus?

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