Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy S III Mini, the smaller and toned-down iteration of its current flagship smartphone, in Germany.
The all-new device features the ‘pebble’ design language that the Galaxy S III and Note II have, but features a smaller 4-inch SuperAMOLED display.
The Galaxy S III Mini runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with Nature UI and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, which will be much slower than the 1.4GHz quad-core processor used in the S III. The phone will be available in 8GB and 1GB variants, which will support microSD card up to 32GB.
Rear camera in the S III Mini has been scaled down to 5MP, from the 8MP snapper that came with the S III. The battery has also been reduced from 2,100mAh in the S III to 1,500mAh in S III Mini.
Connectivity options in the two devices remain the same, such as NFC, 4G, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth 4.0 and S Beam. The S III Mini also comes with S Voice, the digital voice assistant that Samsung developed in order to rival with Apple’s Siri.
Though the S III Mini is being launched as an extension to the S III brand, its hardware is quite similar to that of the Galaxy S Advance. The only differences between the two devices are NFC, 4G, S Voice, S Beam, slight increment in RAM and Android 4.1 instead of Android 2.3.
There was no word on the pricing and availability of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini globally as well as in India.