Samsung Galaxy S III Mini details get leaked, full specs revealed

It seems near impossible for a company to have an official announcement these days without details of said announcement getting leaked ahead of time. Coincidence or creative marketing? In this day and age of viral marketing, I wouldn’t put it past companies to go with the latter. And let’s face it, we love it regardless. The latest in the line of leaks is in regards to the “mini” Galaxy S III (GT-I8190) that was just confirmed by Samsung late last night. A lot has been revealed today courtesy of a German website about what exactly that mini version of the Galaxy S III will encompass ahead of its official reveal on October 11th in Germany.

If today’s leak is to be trusted, here’s what we’re looking at under the hood for Samsung’s mini version of its best seller:


  • 4-inch WVGA 800 x 480 Super AMOLED display
  • 1GHz dual-core STE U8420 processor
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s own TouchWiz sitting atop
  • 1GB of RAM coupled with 16GB of storage with a micro SD slot (up to 32GB)

Not exactly the behemoth only shrunken down to size that we had hoped for, but it fits well into the 4-inch device category. Other goodies include Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB, NFC, and Android Beam. While the German site did admit that all of those specs may not be 100% accurate, they do feel confident that the device will run €399 ($513) off contract. As with all leaks, this has to be taken with a grain of salt but it gives us all something to ponder until the official reveal tomorrow. Does a mini, tamed version of the Galaxy S III appeal to anyone? Let us know.


source:  SlashGear

About the Author: Sean Stewart

Born in Tennessee yet raised in Florida, Sean is an analyst now living back in Tennessee. His love for gadgets and electronics began in the early 90’s when he received a Sony Walkman for Christmas. At the time, he felt the cassette tape playing, Mega-Bass wielding, three-band equalizer piece of electronics was as good as it'll ever get. There was also the original Nintendo which consumed countless hours of his youth, followed by every follow-up version, a Sega Genesis, PlayStations, and Xboxes. He was a little late to the smartphone party however, not being exposed to one until running a jail-broken, 2nd Gen iPhone on T-Mobile’s network. His phone of choice now is the Galaxy Nexus. He spends most of his free time with his wife and two daughters.

  • Adam Smith

    If they had kept the specs in line with the gs3 they’d have a direct competitor for the iphone5. Then people couldn’t say the screen is too big etc.

  • Andrew Scorgie

    Looks like the Nexus S casing at least lives on, makes a nice step from that or an SGS1 if the 4″ size is ideal for you

  • cddt

    Don’t see the point why not buy a s2.

  • Kary

    I don’t know why they think those wanting smaller phones would want lower specs. If it weren’t for wanting to buy matching phones for my wife (with poor eyesight) and myself, I’d want an even smaller screen, but with a faster processor, 2 GB of memory and JB.

  • Seth

    Don’t know why it’s called the mini. It doesnt share features with the SIII. I think the SIII is too big and was hoping this would have the same specs with a smaller screen. Instead, the mini is just an average, uninteresting phone

  • Sean_Stewart

    I tend to agree. I was really hoping for the full Galaxy S III experience in a smaller package. This basically just looks like a mini TouchWiz, not necessarily a mini Galaxy S III.