Of the many manufacturers producing Android devices, few seem to be able to actually compete with Apple in smartphone popularity and sales. Samsung is one of those companies, and their Galaxy S III is now one of the most popular Android smartphones on the market with its design just for humans. Most popular Android devices seem to be going big or going home, with Samsung’s GS3 and Galaxy Note II supporting a 4.8 and 5.5-inch screen, respectively. Now Samsung is attempting to please the smaller screen consumers with the Galaxy S III Mini.
The “mini” in the new Galaxy phone is certainly relative to Samsung’s other devices, with a 4-inch screen like the iPhone 5. However, unlike the iPhone 5, the screen has a resolution of 800×400, which is quite dull compared to the mass of high-def displays that are so common on smartphones today.
The GS3 Mini will also be sporting a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 5-megapixel back camera; so it is definitely a lower-end consumer device, especially since there is no LTE support and only a 1500 mAh battery on board. Many were hoping just a shrunken version of their favorite Samsung smartphone but will be sorely disappointed on October 11th, when the Mini device is said to be debuted at a special event in Germany. The invitation for the event is pictured below with all the release details, unfortunately it is completely in German.
Do you see yourself needing a low-end smartphone with a smaller screen than the giants that everyone else has been purchasing? Or do you think Samsung is just trying to milk the market for more money? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Update: It’s Official.