Samsung states sales date for Galaxy S III Mini
Samsung's Galaxy S III Mini hits UK shelves next week with a couple of free games and 50GB of Dropbox space.
The bijou brother of the Korean giant's flagship smartphone features a 4in, 800 x 480 display; a dual-core 1GHz ST-Ericsson Novathor U8420 chipset all running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Customers have the choice of of 8GB or 16GB storage capacities, while a 5Mp rear-facing snapper and a 0.3Mp (VGA) front-facing webcam - with 720p video recording capability - completes the specs sheet.
Folk who splash out on one will get access to Samsung's Video and Games Hub, with titles such as The Sims 3 and Bejewelled 2 up for grabs at no cost. Customers will also be given 50GB of Dropbox space, free for two years.
The Mini continues to follow in the large footprints left by the Galaxy S III, with other features such as S Voice, Sammy's equivalent to Apple's Siri. There's also S Beam functionality and Direct Call - the ability to dial a mates's digits automatically when lifting the phone to your ear.
The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini goes on sale on 8 November and will be available from all major networks. Interested punters can pre-order the S III Mini sim-free for under £300 from retailers such as Clove. ®
Any point given the price of the Nexus 4? This looks inferior in every single way :/
Not an S III - Mini or not.
The S III Mini is Samsung prostituting its own endeavours out. The phone has nothing to do with the S III in terms of spec and therefore should not be called an 'S III'. It will confuse punters into thinking they are getting a smaller version of a top end phone (which is a very good idea)
At that spec it is at least £100 overpriced.
Now, what Sammy should have done is really makde a 4 inch version at a bit cheaper price to stick the middle finger up at Apple. But alas...they did not.
If you want small check out some of Sony's offerings. Or the HTC One V. Everyone else can form an orderly queue for the Nexus 4.
Seriously? What is it that so desperately needs more than 5MP on a phone? Years ago I had framed and mounted 15x10 (yes inches) pictures on my wall taken off 3MP shots from a compact and regular comments from people who liked them. Now, granted I didn't imagine at the time I took them that I'd blow them up that large (or I'd have dialed the camera up to its full 5MP) but the fact is they were perfectly acceptable unless you took a magnifying glass over the print at close quarters.
So if you can print at 15x10 off 3MP why would you consider 5MP to be so appalling ON A PHONE!!! I don't think the MP of my last and current phones was radically different but the quality of the pictures definitely is. It's not all about MP. With tiny lenses and sensors most phone cams just rely on OTT processing by their JPEG engine (extreme sharpening, bright hammed up colours, major distortion corrections and so on) to make the final image look good. The megapixelage is almost irrelevant.