Samsung Unveils GALAXY S III Mini Smartphone [Photos]

Posted October 11, 2012 at 9:22pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 23969 views

Samsung today unveiled the GALAXY S III mini, a compact version of the company's flagship smartphone GALAXY S III, featuring a 4.0-inch screen.

The device runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), has a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display, and offers features such as S Voice, Smart Stay, Direct Call, Smart Alert, and S Beam.

You can find the full press release below...

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today unveiled the GALAXY S III mini, a compact version of the flagship smartphone GALAXY S III. The GALAXY S III mini brings the high performance, intuitive ease-of-use and nature-inspired design of the GALAXY S III to an elegant, compact smartphone with a 4.0-inch screen. It can be an optimal choice for consumers who are looking for more practical smartphones.

"The GALAXY S III introduced a new concept of smartphone that has proven hugely popular around the world. We're now delighted to bring its revolutionary design, intuitive usability and intelligence to the GALAXY S III mini in a more compact form," said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. "We continue to make every effort to provide extraordinary mobile experiences to meet a wide variety of user needs."

The GALAXY S III mini is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the latest version of the world's most popular smartphone operating system. Jelly Bean has fast, fluid and smooth graphics along with a new Google Search experience featuring Google Now, which brings you just the right information, before you even ask.

Stylish and compact, the GALAXY S III mini shares the GALAXY S III's breakthrough design and simple elegance. Its ultra-minimal curved frame delivers a rich natural feel, which is also reflected on its nature-inspired home screen, wallpapers and ringtones.

Its beautiful 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display offers a generous viewing experience that lets you view multimedia and Web content in brilliant color and clarity. Its compact size gives users a comfortable grip and allows a convenient one-hand operation.

The GALAXY S III mini is packed with intelligent technology designed to make interacting with the phone incredibly natural and intuitive. S Voice, Samsung's advanced natural language recognition software, lets you use your voice to unlock the phone with simple customized commands, or to play your favorite songs, turn the volume up or down, organize your schedule, or automatically launch the camera and start taking photos.

The GALAXY S III mini also understands your gestures to make using your phone easier and more natural: With Smart Stay, the phone's camera tracks your eyes and keeps the screen lit as long as you are looking at it. When reading a text message from a friend, Direct Call enables you to automatically dial a call simply by lifting the phone to your ear; and Smart Alert conveniently alerts you to missed calls or messages as soon as you pick up your phone.

Content sharing is easy and fast on the GALAXY S III mini: Its S Beam feature lets you share a 10MB music file in just two seconds by simply tapping on another S Beam-enabled device including GALAXY S III or GALAXY Note II, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. The 'Buddy photo share' function also allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with all your friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery.
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Az - October 15, 2012 at 8:17am
Lol i have never saw so many apple owners butt hurt cause their phone is a dieing breed. Literally everyone i know is switch to the way better new tech, go ahead stay in the past all android phones are amazing especially the samsung ones they have so much better tech and o/s then ull dream of and be waiting 2 more years for ur iphone6 and it still wont be par with jelly bean haha. You guys do realize google backs these phones right, i mean they only own space stations, ships, and sattelites!!
Jose - October 13, 2012 at 11:57pm
The SIII is really nice. however Samsung needs to develop a better competition for itunes because kies really is a waste. You will never get to transfer anything bia USB. And when you do using wifi it takes hours to upload music ect..
Walt - October 13, 2012 at 1:35pm
Very nice phone. Both G III 's are nice. I have to many Apple Apps to make up any advantage there might be but I love the competition. The 4S was a stall on technology and Apple waited to long to bring out the 5. So maybe them trying to keep up rather than lead , we will have the best of both worlds. There is still a major shortage at Apple and phone stores for the 5. Apple continues to make the same miss steps every new release.
Loreal - October 13, 2012 at 9:49am
I love both phones. They have their differences. Big deal. So do relationships. Samslut should just give in and bite the Apple. Taste each other once and for all to end this silly beat around the bush feud. Aside from parts used "shared", they should have intimately joined from the beginning to have built the best phone phone in the world. Call it the...iSampple Gal S
Steve - October 13, 2012 at 3:07am
Big screen better buy tablet or iPad , what for have big screen phone lol...;(, for me 4" already enough...;)
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