Will there be a Samsung Galaxy s3 mini ?
Over the last few days a rumor has been circulating around the Internet that Samsung will release a smaller version of their best seller smart phone, the Samsung Galaxy s3. There are many reasons why this seems likely however the funniest reason is perhaps that releasing a cell phone named something ending with mini, which is just as big as the newly announced IPhone 5 would be a kick in the side to Apple.
Another reason why a smaller version might be released is that quite a few people including myself think that the size of the Galaxy s3 is a bit to big for everyday use. Don’t get me wrong it’s perfect for surfing the web and gaming but a bit to big for my pocket. (maybe I should just buy a jacket with bigger pockets..)
The war between Samsung and Apple has been raging for quite some time now and was topped with the rumor that Apple was downsizing their hardware orders from Samsung, which is the biggest manufacturer of hardware for Apple.
I will try to predict a few key features of the Galaxy s3 mini from comparing stats from the Galaxy s3 and the s2 and the iphone 5.
- Galaxy s2 : 4.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels.
- Galaxy s3 : 4.8 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels.
- IPhone 5 : 4.0 inches, 640 x 1136 pixels.
- Galaxy s3 mini : 4.0 inches.
- Galaxy s2 : Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9.
- Galaxy s3 : Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9.
- Iphone 5 : Apple A6.
- Galaxy s3 mini : Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9.
- Galaxy s2 : microSD, up to 32GB
- Galaxy s3 : microSD, up to 64 GB
- Iphone 5 : NO
- Galaxy s3 mini : microSD, up to 64 GB
Will the next big release from Samsung be the next step in the escalation of the war by effectively calling their phone “mini” ? what do you think ?