The Samsung Galaxy S family is about to get a new member. No, not a Galaxy S IV, but a Galaxy S III mini. The news comes straight from JK Shin, Samsung’s president, and the phone will be launching as soon as tomorrow.
The Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini leaked in full before tomorrow’s official announcement. These specs are not official so they might be inaccurate, but they look right for a 4″ Samsung Galaxy S III mini device.
The screen is 4″ big and it’s a Super AMOLED unit of WVGA resolution (so likely the same screen as on the original Galaxy S). The phone is powered by a ST-Ericsson U8420 chipset with a dual-core CPU clocked at 1GHz and 1GB RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S III mini will launch with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s traditional TouchWiz customizations on top. The main camera will be a 5MP unit with LED flash and there will be a front-facing VGA camera, though there’s no info on the video recording , but it might be 720p.
On the connectivity side we have quad-band 2G and tri-band 3G with 14.4Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 HSUPA, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, optional NFC and a microUSB port. The built-in storage is set at 16GB, expandable with a microSD card.
The Galaxy S III mini will measure 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm and will have a plastic exterior that looks like the Galaxy S Duos. The weight was not included in the leaked specs. The battery inside it will have 1500mAh capacity.
The pricing info puts the Samsung Galaxy S III mini at €400 ($515), which isn’t much less than a full-sized Galaxy S III. The price of the phone has not revealed officially.