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.