Galaxy S III Mini confirmed

Posted by Mark Raby

Right on schedule, Samsung has confirmed the existence of an impending new version of its Galaxy S III phone.

The device is a 4-inch version of the phone that shook the world earlier this year, at one point becoming a better seller than the iPhone 4S. Of course, launching a smaller phone is kind of at odds with Samsung's recent strategy that bigger is better.

Nevertheless, it is dominating the Android community right now and there is certainly a new segment to tap into. A smaller phone would no doubt be a bit less expensive so it could appeal to more budget-conscious consumers. Samsung is still in the business of getting its name out there so that users won't look at the battle of iPhone vs Android -- they'll look at it as iPhone vs Galaxy S.

The Galaxy S III saw an almost unparalleled global launch on May 29, with 100 carrier partners already secured at dozens of countries throughout the planet.

Samsung owns an astounding 30.6% of the mobile phone market as of August. It toppled Nokia as the leader in the industry for the first time in 15 years, and it became the first company to dethrone the iPhone 4S, when the Galaxy S III sold more units in August.

Following is the complete spec list as listed by Mobilegeeks.com:

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190
Display: 4.0 inch Super AMOLED display with 800 × 480 pixels, 16.67 million colors, capacitive touchscreen, multi-touch
CPU: STE U8420 dual-core 1.0 gigahertz
wireless standards: HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100, EDGE / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
Camera: 5 megapixel with auto focus and LED Flash, Resolution 2592 x 1944 pixels / VGA front
RAM: 1 GB
flash memory: 16 GB, MicroSD card slot (max 32 GB)
Operating System: Google Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”
Connections: MicroUSB port, 3.5mm Audiojack
Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a / b / g / n 2.4/5GHz, DLNA, NFC (UICC , optional)
Battery: 1500 mAh
Dimensions: 121.55 x 62.95 x 9.85 mm
Housing Material: Plastic