Samsung Galaxy S III was a huge success indeed, but still a lot of people didn’t get a chance to buy this powerful android smartphone because of its price. That’s why Samsung created a more compact version of it’s flagship device the Galaxy S III and much cheaper version, the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini.
This phone has a same design as Galaxy S III, but unlike the Samsung Galaxy S III, this phone uses 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and powered by android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Galaxy S III Mini sports a 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash capable of recording 720p HD video and a VGA front-facing camera that is used for video calls.
As for additional features, Samsung Galaxy S III Mini uses a Smart Stay feature that uses phone’s front camera to track user’s eyes and it keeps the screen on as long as you look at it. Other key features of the S III that Samsung has left intact include the S Beam feature or NFC feature which will let users share files by tapping their smartphone with another Mini or a Galaxy S III or GALAXY Note II, without using the Internet. Lastly, Samsung’s version of Siri, the S Voice is also available in the Galaxy S III mini.
The Samsung Galaxy S III mini also features Direct Call that automatically dials a call when you put your phone to your ear, and Smart Alert that alerts you about missed calls or messages as soon as you pick up your phone. Galaxy S III Mini supports GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11b/g/n as well as NFC. Samsung Galaxy S III Mini will be available in 8GB and 16GB, both of them support microSD/SDHC cards up to 32GB. So far there’s no information about pricing or availability.