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Samsung reveals mid-range 4-inch Galaxy S III Mini

updated 01:16 pm EDT, Thu October 11, 2012

Reduced size, lower specifications compared to original Galaxy S III

Samsung has officially unveiled its long-rumored Galaxy S III Mini. The smaller sibling to the well-received and high-selling Galaxy S III, it offers a slightly smaller 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display and marginally reduced specifications. As an entire package, it appears to be a mid-range offering for customers wanting the Galaxy S III experience, if not the size or cost.

Internally, it uses a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, running on a TouchWiz-enabled version of Jelly Bean. S Voice, the Siri competitor, returns alongside Google Now for voice search and vocal commands, as do a number of other software features introduced with the S III, such as NFC data transfers between S Beam-enabled devices, automatic calling of contacts by raising the phone to the ear, and the eye-tracking Smart Stay.

The 8-megapixel rear camera of its predecessor is replaced by a 5-megapixel version with autofocus, while the front-facing camera remains the same, if relocated to the top-left instead of the top-right. Wi-Fi connectivity up to 802.11n, GPS and GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0 are also included, though the battery is reduced to 1,500 mAh compared to the original's 2,100 mAh.

Unlike the Galaxy S III reveal, Samsung did not reveal pricing or release-date details, nor if there will be an LTE version.



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