Samsung today unveiled a new Galaxy series handset, the Galaxy S III Mini. The S III Mini is a budget-oriented handset from company, aiming to bring a Jelly Bean filled experience to the consumers.
As the leaked specs of the handset had earlier indicated, the S III Mini packs in a 4-inch WVGA (800×480) display, a 1GHz dual-core ST-Ericsson SoC, 1GB of RAM, a microSD card slot and the other usual goodies such as GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and Wi-Fi. At the back of S III Mini is a 5MP snapper with an LED flash, with a VGA camera in the front for all your skyping needs.
On the software side, the Galaxy S III Mini runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWIZ on top of it. The nature inspired version of TouchWIZ contains some of the software goodies that Samsung included in the Galaxy S3 and the Note II including S-Beam, Direct Call and Smart Stay. The latter ensures that the screen of the phone does not turn-off when the user is reading some content on the phone. The S III Mini will pack in a 1500mAh battery and will launch sometime later this year at an unknown price.
While the Galaxy S III Mini packs in decent specs for a budget oriented Android handset, it does not do proper justice to the ‘Galaxy S’ branding. Samsung really needs to stop diluting its Galaxy S brand.