Here’s a new addition to the Samsung Galaxy Family, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. From its name and design, you can see which roots it came from. It’s a smaller version and this one sports a lower specs compared to its big brother, the Samsung Galaxy S3. The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is powered by Jelly bean which will make sure that your phone is buttery smooth. I think that's just one of the main selling point of this phone since most phones out there won't be updated to Jelly Bean (Oh and my Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't have the JB update as of this posting!). Aside from that, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini would have the nature-inspired homescreen and wallpapers just like its bigger brother, the Samsung Galaxy S3. Since there's a word "mini" in it, it is expected to sport a 4.0" WVGA Super AMOLED screen. Yeah another let-down since a lot of people are expecting that this phone would have a HD screen. The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini would also have some unique features that can be found on its bigger brother like Direct Call, Smart Alert, S Beam and S Voice.
The rear camera was also downgraded to 5.0 megapixel. Same with the front camera, it'll sport a VGA camera. The biggest let-down of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is the downgrade from the quad core processor to a dual core processor. Oh and the phone can only record 720p videos. Too bad. I think Samsung want to target people who wants to have a phone that has the looks and feel of the Samsung Galaxy S3 but kinda smaller. I wished that they should've just name it to Galaxy W2 since the specifications of this phone is kinda at mid-range or 2011-ish. Anyway, I hope the price wouldn't hurt our pocket.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Specifications
121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm, 111.5 g
4.0” WVGA Super AMOLED display
1GHz NovaThor Dual Core processor
8 GB Storage with MicroSD up to 32GB
5 Megapixel camera w/ 720p video recording
VGA front Camera
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Price in the Philippines
The price of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini wasn't announced but I my guess estimate is that the phone will have a price tag of P15,000 and up when it reaches the Philippines shores.
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