Samsung Galaxy S3 mini release yesterday made the entry of Samsung, official on the 4-inch screen market. Galaxy S3 mini is the smaller variant of Galaxy S3, the South Korean company’s most selling smartphone. S3 mini release is targeted towards the mid-tier and emerging markets.
Galaxy S3 mini price and availability has not been announced by Samsung yet, but Clove, UK’s online retailer displayed the S3 mini at a lower price than the Galaxy S3, which was a expected move. Clove has depicted a SIM-free S3 Mini for pre-order in the UK for £298 ($477), which is about £120 ($192) less than the Galaxy S3.
Simon Stanford, Vice-President of telecommunications and Networks Division for Samsung UK and Ireland said: “The award winning Galaxy S3 has been extremely well received globally since it launched earlier this year so we are thrilled to be able to offer our customers the same revolutionary design, intuitive usability and intelligence in a mini version. We will continue to develop smartphones to cater for a variety of customer needs and this latest release demonstrates our ongoing commitment to offering our customers more choice at every price point.”
Galaxy S3 mini features a a dual-core, 1Ghz ST-Ericsson NovaThor processor, with 1GB of RAM and either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage memory. The Super AMOLED screen measures 4-inches and has a 480 x 800 pixel resolution. S3 mini also comprises of a 5 mega-pixel rear camera and a front facing VGA camera.
Samsung Galaxy S3 mini has an upper hand with the operating system as the mini phone comes with a factory installed Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The success of Samsung’s attempt for the mid-markets will be known after the sales of the mini device.