October 2, 2012 8:53pm
Will Samsung announce a Galaxy S III Mini on October 11th?
The company has issued invites to a press event in Frankfurt for next Thursday, with a byline that reads: “Something big can be small and something small can be big.” Rumours of a smaller, less powerful Galaxy S III have persisted since the device’s announcement in May. Samsung usually takes its flagship design and tweaks it a little for the middle- and entry-level markets; for example, the Galaxy Y and Galaxy R were offshoots of the Galaxy S II.
The Galaxy S III Mini, which it so expected to be called, will feature a dual-core processor, a 4-inch WVGA (800×480) display, a 5MP camera, and will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. Other than those proposed specs, we don’t know what the device will look like, though we’d expect, based on the larger Galaxy Note 2, to have traces of Samsung’s popular Android flagship. Pity the device isn’t more powerful considering the market for smaller devices, but we’ll have to wait until the 11th for more details.