Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini officially announced

Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, the “compact version” of the flagship Galaxy S3.

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The Galaxy S3 Mini looks similar to its bigger brother but with a smaller body. However, it still packs a lot of punch especially for a smartphone with the word ‘mini’ bound to its name. For starters, it has a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen with WVGA resolution, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and will be available in 8GB and 16GB variants. Under the hood is a ST-Ericsson NovaThor chipset with dual Cortex-A9 cores clocked at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, Mali-400 GPU and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (i8190) specs:
4-inch WVGA (800×400) Super AMOLED display
1GHz dual-core processor
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Dimensions: 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm
Weight: 111.5g
NFC capable
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
Bluetooth v4.0
microSD slot (up to 32GB)
3.5mm headphone jack
Network: HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100 & EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
5-megapixel (rear) camera w/ AF and LED flash
VGA front camera
Video recording/playback: 720p
8/16GB ROM
1500mAh battery
FM Radio (RDS)

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is expected to launch in November. No official pricing as of the moment but some stores in the UK are pricing it at £298 or approximately Php20,000.


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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

42 Responses

  1. Avatar for maki1300 maki1300 says:

    as low as 15.3 sa grey market… pero havent seen it sa mall.

    i wonder magkano mall price nito. i’m not sold on buying grey-units.

  2. Avatar for nthor nthor says:

    If this is true that the price of samsung galaxy s3 mini in Europe is £298.80, when converted to philippines peso is P15,829.77 …. it is still expensive…. considering the freight,,,the freight from Korea to other asian countries is cheaper, than from Korea to U.S. and EUROPE. i conclude that it will be much more cheaper in the Philippines. thanks to Samsung for making this samsung galaxy s3 mini as midrange phone. it is specially made for the middle class people to experience the S3 capabilities in a cheaper price. More power to Samsung. i hope samsung will make a galaxy note mini also..lol (ness espiritu)

  3. Avatar for nthor nthor says:

    di dapat lumanpas sa 15k ang price nitong s3mini,,, mababa yung hardware specs nya sa android 4.1 jelly bean,,, useless din yung project butter sa multi tasling ,, kailangan idisable pa yung mga animations…1gb lang kasi ang ram.. kaya nga nilakihan ng samsung yung sa s3 i9305,, ginawang 2gb ang ram.. nakita nila na medyo bumabagal yung s3 i9300 pag multi tasking na.. walang pinagiba sa widows vista tapos naka 1gb ram langkailangan disable yung aero.. di ba po sir/mam. .. parang yung jelly bean lang pinaka main weapon nitong galaxy s3mini at yun lang ang magpapamahal dito. eh, mas magan pa yung galaxy S Advance dito.. kaya diniscontinue ng samsung yung S advance ay ilalabas nila itong s3 mini. peace

  4. Avatar for sarabee sarabee says:

    Convoluted model lineup it is, just like one commenter said. I simply cringe on the fact that Samsung’s a quantity seller now, trying to ship the most number of handsets for 4th quarter of the fiscal year. But then again, it’s “shipped”, who says it was “bought” by the end user ;-)

  5. Avatar for William C William C says:

    The S3 Mini is inferior to the SII in all but Jellybean…

    They are riding on the S3 name and insulting the users in thinking this flagship stuff, when it is last year’s tech.

    I read a post that the S3 Mini beats the Apple iPhone …3GS…

    The original s3 is a device that’s flagship stuff, but the S3 mini is giving the S3 a bad name…

  6. Avatar for Kkk Kkk says:

    Potang eget! ang mahal! S duos nalang bilhin nyo

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