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Samsung will announce the Galaxy S3 Mini tomorrow

German event set for 11 October
Wed Oct 10 2012, 11:31
Samsung Galaxy S III running Android Ice Cream Sandwich

KOREAN PHONE GIANT Samsung has revealed that it will launch a smaller version of its Galaxy S3 smartphone tomorrow named the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.

Speaking to Korean news website, JK Shin, head of Samsung's mobile division let slip that the company will be launching a 4in variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 at an event in Germany tomorrow.

Shin was keen to point out, however, that the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini will not be a low-end handset, adding that the launch comes because "there's a lot of demand for a 4in screen device in Europe", possibly a nod to the early success of Apple's Iphone 5.

There's no word on other specifications yet, but speculation suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini will feature the same 1.4GHz quad-core processor as its bigger brother, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, an 8MP rear-facing camera, either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage and a microSD slot. As with the majority of Samsung phones, it's likely that its screen will use Super AMOLED display technology.

We spoke with Samsung's UK team, which told us "there's nothing to announce relating to this product for the UK," suggesting that it won't be coming to Blighty right away.

There's no word on pricing or release dates yet either, but all will be revealed in Germany tomorrow. µ


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