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Samsung to launch Galaxy S III Mini on October 11

New Delhi: After spellbinding consumers with the impressive Galaxy S III, Samsung has now plans to launch the smaller version of its flagship smartphone. JK Shin, the chief of Samsung’s mobile division, has now confirmed that the company will be releasing a 4-inch version of the Galaxy S III on October 11th in Germany. Shin divulged the information during a meeting with Korean press.

“We’ll be launching a 4-inch Galaxy S III on the 11th in Germany,” Shin said, adding, “There’s a lot of demand for a 4-inch screen device in Europe. Some call it an entry-level device, but we call it ‘mini’.”

If reports are to be believed, the Galaxy S III Mini will come with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with WVGA resolution, a 5-megapixel camera, dual core-processor. The phone is rumoured to be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Besides, a report by Engadget states that a Nordic retailer has put up a listing of a Galaxy S III mini in two versions – with Near Field Communication (NFC) capability and without. As per the Engadget report, “While it’s not as complex as one of the region’s twisty crime dramas, the story surrounding the Galaxy S III Mini has taken another turn. Retailers in Europe’s northernmost countries are now listing such a device with the codename GT-I8190 in blue and white, with or without an NFC chip, for $540 and $560, respectively. Given that the company is planning an announcement about a “little sensation” on Thursday, it’s certainly less likely that we’ll see the Galaxy Ace III turn up.”

However, he did not reveal much details about the product. After this official announcement form the company, it looks that Samsung is trying to come up with own warrior to compete with Apple’s iPhone 5.

Another handset expected to compete with the iPhone 5 is a variant of the Galaxy S II, and is believed to hit shelves under the Galaxy S II Plus branding. A leaked benchmark has revealed what to expect from this device once it is launched. From the GLBenchmark, the device will feature a display equipped with a resolution of 960 x 540.

Source : IBN Live

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