Samsung has made the Galaxy S III Mini official, with a full spec sheet. It’s a phone some people have been waiting for, expected to be one of the first high end small phones in recent times (if you can call 4″ small). It was a salvation for those with small hands, a beacon of hope. Unfortunately, the full announcement left the small handed a bit underwhelmed.
While we expected the S III Mini to be a shrunken down S III, the only thing it shares with its big brother is design. All the specs have been dropped to a low/mid range level. Here’s a spec sheet:
- 4″ WVGA 800×480 Super AMOLED display (probably PenTile)
- 1 GHz dual core processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8 or 16 GB of memory with microSD card slot
- 5MP autofocus camera with flash, VGA front facing camera
- 1,500 mAh battery
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100
- EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
The specs aren’t exactly good. This isn’t the high end device any of us was hoping for. If it cost very little, it could be a good device for some people, but it is definitely not a device for a power user. Now the search for a small but powerful phone continues.