Samsung is getting ready to release a Samsung Galaxy S III Mini with NFC capabilities.
The previous version of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, while having an NFC chip, did not have its S-Beam capabilities enabled.
Why Samsung didn’t enable S-Beam capabilities for the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini in the first place is beyond me, and why they’re re-releasing a “newer” version of the device with NFC enabled is incomprehensible.
Here is the spec sheet for the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini:
- 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 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100
- EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
This is a questionable decision on Samsung’s part, and I do have to wonder how well the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is even doing in sales. I’m sure this will get a lot of Samsung Galaxy S III Mini customers flustered.
The pricing for the device hasn’t been announced, but the price for the current Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is $429 off contract.
What are your thoughts on this re-release?