Samsung today formally released its Galaxy S III Mini to make an end to various guess work. Although we all hope Galaxy S III mini would be just smaller version of Galaxy S III, it seems there exists quite much difference between the real S3 Mini and recently leaked information. In addition to change of phone dimension, the front 4" Super AMOLED screen remains the same material as that of Galaxy S III, but resolution reduced to WVGA (800x480 pixels). The Galaxy S III Mini carries the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean system, 1 GHZ dual-core processor, Samsung TouchWiz UI, and the new added Google Now function.
The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini comes with triple HSPA band and quadruple GSM/EDGE band support, WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connection. NFC (near field communication) module can share S Beam function with Samsung devices. In addition, it also contains FM radio, gyroscope, electronic compass, distance sensor and the support of the acceleration sensors.
Unfortunately, as rumored, the 8MP camera on Galaxy S III could not be found on Galaxy S III Mini. Instead, it features a 5 million pixels main camera with the fill light LED flashlight and auto-focus support. The front camera is also downgraded, with only support of VGA resolution for video shooting.
The sale versions include both 8GB and 16GB options, with external microSD card expandable up to 32GB. The whole equipment size is 121.55 x63x9. 85 mm, and it weighs only 111.5g when carrying a 1500mAh battery. As for the premiere market, it has been confirmed that this new device will be firstly landing in Britain in both white and blue, pricing at £298.80, unlocked. The detailed date has not been confirmed, but carrier Vodafone has claimed it would be “soon”.