Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini officially announced

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini officially announced




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

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)
TouchWiz

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.

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42 Responses

  1. Marcial Bonifacio says:

    weird. before i am able to view this news, a page shows up which is panger.net..anyway, this s3 mini is something. hopefully it is going to available here in our country.

  2. amao10 says:

    sana 15k lng price hehe… pamalit nila sa ace 2…

  3. Sean Cua says:

    800×400 = YUCK!

  4. chinitoguy says:

    Good strategy from Samsung… Making mid range versions of their flagship device has become a mantra.

    Remember Samsung Galaxy S Advance? That’s the smaller version of the Galaxy SII of last year. My brother owns one and he’s very happy with it.

    Para dun sa isang nagcocomment hindi pamalit sa Galaxy Ace 2 ang Galaxy SIII mini. Hindi mapepresyo ng 15k yan kasi sa pagkakaalam ko nasa 20k yan pagdating dito.

  5. Erin says:

    seems like its just riding on the “s3” name o.0

  6. nameless says:

    I just hate samsung! They have lots of models but aren’t available here in our country. Whenever i go to their store, all I could see is the same old models… What about Samsung Rugby? Samsung Xcover? There’s even more. It just sucks that they offer us few units to choose from.

  7. Rex says:

    Guys, have you experiencing redirecting yugatech and pinoytechblog to pangit.net?

  8. joem says:

    para din lang Samsung S Advance (GT-I9070) na nilagyan ng NFC

  9. ammiel says:

    pwede siguro siya maging 15k range kasi madami na nagbebenta ng 20k range ng s3 e

  10. alex says:

    Oh please, S3 cost 21k. Lol

    • prince says:

      s3 21k? Yup merun mga grey units ung hindi dumaan sa merkado at walang samsung warranty

      so kung 21k ang s3 mini yan that is NTC units
      so kung grey unit din na s3 mini papatak ng 17k maybe

  11. s3 galaxy says:

    sa greenhills po.. yung s3 na pebble blue.. 22,400.00 sa isang store dun.

  12. Abet says:

    IDK, one comment said Samsung is getting like Nokia! I just couldn’t agree more!

    Samsung Official Press Release of the Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Mini

  13. Weynard says:

    Imagine owning a mini s3, s3 and galaxy note2… Hahaha.. Small, medium, large.. Lol…

    • Ronald says:

      Funny. And all the same color.

      This mini is for those who cannot afford or do not want an iPhone 5. And just want a 4 inch screen for easy one hand navigation.

  14. Paolo says:

    Hay. Samsung’s line of mobile phones are becoming as convoluted as Nokia back in the day.

  15. Bon says:

    looks like an updated version of Galaxy S Duos. =)

  16. prince says:

    People People!!!! If ayaw nyo ng phone na ito bakit di nalang kayu manahimik… Kung ayaw nyo wag nyo bilin.. Wala naman pumipilit sa inyo.

    ginawa yang phone na yan dahil may mga taong hindi comportable gumamit ng malaking phone na ayaw din ng sobrang liit…

    Bet ko may mga consumers yang phone yan in time.

    Sa samsung madami ka options….

    Hindi ka nya pipilitin bilin ang flasgship phone nya kung ayaw mo at nagtitipid ka….

    Marami syang device na pwede mo pag pilian…

    ung ngsabi na iphase out na si s2 well that is wrong and besides after nya ma update sa ICS may parating syang jeyybean sa novemebr…

    S3 user ako pero natuwa ako na nagka anak na ang s3 ko.

    Godd Job…

    • Samsungsucks says:

      Bobo ka ba? Kaya nga comment box kasi para makapag comment. At yun ang opinyon nila.
      Ipagsigawan mo yang pagmamahal mo sa samsung. Bow.

  17. prince says:

    I LOVE SAMSUNG!!!!!!!!

  18. Riener says:

    @ Samsungsucks

    you are acting like an iDIOT…….

    • Samsungsucks says:

      HAHAHAHAHA! Look who’s talking? Nakakatawa to!! :))) iibahin mo pa pangalan mo ha :))))) di ka obvious prince ester Riener hahahahahaha :))) tawang tawa ako :)))

    • Samsungsucks says:

      You have just been proven na bobo ka nga! Hahahahahaha!! :))) android fantards! :)))

    • Lols says:

      Mr. Samsungsucks,

      The way you behave, i think mas bagay sayo yung term na “bobo”.

      Peace :)

    • Edwin C says:

      Ang saya-saya! Ang saya-saya! Nag-aaway!

  19. John says:

    @ Samsungsucks

    iSheep!!!!

    • Samsungsucks says:

      Nagbago ka na naman ng pangalan! Hahahahaha! Ganyan ka ka-tanga? HAHAHAHA :)) isa pa tong Lols na to, kung makapag salita parang pagkukunpara ng Android fantards sa iPhone-“Malayo sa Katotohanan” HAHAHAHA :)))

  20. Kkk says:

    Potang eget! ang mahal! S duos nalang bilhin nyo

  21. 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…

  22. 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 ;-)

  23. 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

  24. 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)

  25. 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.

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