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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Galaxy S3 Slim
  • Display 4.5" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2100 mAh

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23 Comments

1. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

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

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

13. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 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)

20. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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

21. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

22. M4th3u54ndr4d3

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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

6. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 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...

12. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

14. M4th3u54ndr4d3

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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

23. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 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!

2. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Another day another galaxy

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

*facepalm* who would ever buy this device.

17. afegit

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

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

5. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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!!!!

8. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

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

9. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 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

10. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Sorry meant Galaxy s3 is $700

11. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

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

16. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Total shame and all of you can believe: PEOPLE BUY

18. kingEngine

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

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

19. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

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