Sunday, October 14, 2012
Samsung unveils Galaxy S III Mini
Samsung Electronics Co. has unveiled a smaller and cheaper version of the Galaxy S III smartphone with the same screen size as the iPhone 5. Samsung says the Galaxy S III mini features a screen measuring 4 inches diagonally, smaller than the Galaxy S III's 4.8 inch display but the same as Apple's iPhone 5, which was Apple's first upgrade of the iPhone screen size. Samsung said the mini will be launched in Europe later this month but kept mum on schedules for other countries.
Samsung's German mobile shop lists the mini's price at $516 versus $711 for the cheapest S III. The mini is powered by the latest version of Android software but does not support faster fourth-generation wireless networks.
Except for the screen size, the compact version held most features of the Galaxy S3. The mini model is powered by 4.1 Jelly, Bean, the latest version of Android operating system, featuring a 1GHz dual-core processor.S Voice, the language recognition software, allows users to unlock the phone, play favourite songs or organise schedule with simple voice command.With Smart Stay feature, the phone's camera tracks users' eyes and keeps the screen lit as long as the users are looking at it.