Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 Price, Specifications, Photos : To Be Officially Announced Tomorrow!

I guess this one's for consumers who feel that Samsung's flagship releases - Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note2 - are just way too big for their hands.

Or maybe, the Korean company will release it simply to show Apple fans that iPhone 5 specifications merely match those of its 'mini' handsets.

samsung galaxy s3 mini

Set to be announced at an exclusive press event in New York tomorrow, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is a midrange smartphone that flaunts a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating right out of the box with its 1 GHZ Dual Core STE processor. Other key specifications include 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage that's expandable via microSD card slot, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity support, 5 MegaPixel autofocus camera with flash, and possibly a 720p HD video recorder.

samsung galaxy s3 mini

Based on leaked photos of the device courtesy of MobileGeeks, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini appears to feature the same pebble-like, "nature inspired" design identity as its bigger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S3. In fact, true to its name, the former simply looks like a shrunk version of the flagship level release.

The smartphone is expected to hit store shelves in Europe first sometime within this month with an SRP of around 399 Euros or around Php 21,345 with current conversion and before taxes. Considering that the Philippines is always one of the first countries to get new Samsung releases these days, I guess we can expect Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini to arrive here real soon.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions121.55 x 62.95 x 9.85 mm
Weight TBD
Available Colors White, TBD
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Display 4.0 inches, 800 x 480 pixels, Super AMOLED, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core STE U8420
Internal Storage 16 GB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB
Camera 5 MegaPixels with autofocus and LED flash, VGA front camera
Video Capture 720p 30 frames per second (to be confirmed)
Audio and Video Playback DivX/MP4/H.264/H.263/MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Ports microUSB (MHL) v2.0 (TV Out), 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Internal Storage 16 GB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Battery Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features TouchWiz UI, Jelly Bean Right Out of the Box
Announcement In the Philippines: TBA
Availability Q4 2012
Price International: $515
TP Guesstimate: Php 21,000 - Php 21,500