Galaxy s3 mini officially announced

Good news if you think the Galaxy s3 is to big. Samsung has announced a mini version.

We can finally bring you the official pictures and specs of the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. If you think that the Galaxy s3 is the best phone there is but have put of buying it due to its big size this is the news you have been waiting for.

SIZE The mini version continues the form factor from it’s original be it a little smaller the official size and weight of this phone is going to be  121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm, 111.5 g


As we thought the screensize has been confirmed at 4 inches  WVGA Super AMOLED. This puts it as a direct competitor to the Iphone 5 as far as screensize goes.



Sadly the S3 mini will only have a Dual Core prosessor clocked at 1GHz. This means that this phone will likely be slower than both the Iphone 5 and the

Galaxy s3 mini officially announced

Galaxy s3 mini

Galaxy s2. So if this is going to be a best seller from Samsung it had better be priced significantly lower that both these competitors or I will recommend people to rather go for one of these older phones than the newly announced mini. The obvious choice for Android fan boys looking for a budget phone would rather go for the S2.



The cell phone will ship with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). No surprise there. As the phone is going to be released before the next version of Android Os is available it came as no surprise that Samsung continues the trend of releasing the Galaxy s series of phones with the latest Os available.



WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40



Bluetooth® 4.0(LE)

Worth mentioning on this front is that the mini supports the Russian GLONASS version of GPS giving it superior reception when using it to navigate.


As far as how this phone looks you if you liked the Galaxy s3 you are going to like the mini. The only difference we can see is that the sensors has been placed on the ther side of the phone speaker, and a slightly differently placed home button.


Looking for even more details take a look below for the complete specs of the Galaxy s3 mini



Network HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900


Display 4.0” WVGA Super AMOLED
Chipset Dual Core 1GHz
OS Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Camera  5MP AF + LED Flash / VGA Front
Video H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1,SorensonSpark, WMV7, WMV8Recording/ Playback : 720p


Audio MP3, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+,WMA, OGG(Vorbis), FLAC 


Game/Video/ Readers/Music Hub
Kies, KiesAir
FM Radio (RDS)
Google™ MobileServices Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google LatitudeGoogle Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play MoviesGoogle Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

Connectivity WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40 




Bluetooth® 4.0(LE)


Sensor Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro
Memory 8/16GB ROM+ 8Gb RAM, 

microSDup to 32GB

Dimension 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm, 111.5 g
Battery 1,500 mAh


About Bertil Hansen
I am the owner and main contributor to this website. Throughout the years I've owned an embarrassing number of Android phones. Too many to mention in fact. Lets just say it started with the HTC legend and I'm now on the Galaxy Note 4.

One thought on “Galaxy s3 mini officially announced

  1. What about the camera?

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