Samsung’s head of mobile, JK Shin, has told iNews24 that the company would be launching a 4-inch variant of the Galaxy S III smartphone called the Galaxy S III Mini on October 11 in Germany. Also Read - Best battery smartphones under Rs 15,000: Redmi Note 10T, Realme Narzo 30 and more
Shin elaborated on the fact that the device will not be a low-end model but will be a top of the line model. He noted that traditionally in the Android ecosystem top of the line smartphones tend to have displays in excess of 4.5-inch displays, but the Galaxy S III Mini will bring a full gamut of features to a smaller form-factor. Also Read - Upcoming phone launches to expect in August 2021: Redmi 10, iQOO 8, Realme GT, Samsung Galaxy A52s, more
He also said that the European market had shown a lot of demand for a high-end model with a more pocketable form-factor. Also Read - Top 5G smartphones under Rs 20,000 in August 2021: Samsung A22 5G, Redmi Note 10T, etc
Previously, the company had announced the Galaxy Note II at IFA also in Germany in late August. While the exact specs of the Galaxy S III Mini are unknown, it is plausible that Samsung could just throw in the exact specs of the S III in a smaller shell. Perhaps the biggest advantage of such a move would be a more easy to use form-factor and a sharper display provided Samsung chooses to keep the same screen resolution as the Galaxy S III.
This would also mean that Samsung would have a direct competitor to the new 4-inch iPhone 5 as the Galaxy S III has a much larger 4.8-inch display.
As of now the rumor mill suggests that the Galaxy S III Mini will have a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels, a dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera, no NFC and will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. We expect the device to priced in the sub-Rs 30,000 price bracket.