Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

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Samsung i8190 Galaxy S III Mini
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Samsung Galaxy S III mini in White
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Slogan Small in size. Big on performance.
Series Galaxy
Compatible networks 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: HSDPA 900/1900/2100 MHz
3.5G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
First released November 2012;
1 year ago
 (2012-11)
Availability by country International
Successor Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Related Samsung Galaxy S III
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 121.6 mm × 63 mm × 9.9 mm
Weight 111.5 g (3.93 oz)
Operating system Original: Android 4.1.1
Current: Android 4.1.2
System on chip ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 (GT-I8190)
CPU 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP (single-core)
Memory 1 GB RAM
Storage 8 GB or 16 GB flash memory
Removable storage microSD up to 32 GB
Battery 1500 mAh
Data inputs Capacitive Glass, headset controls, proximity sensor, 3-axis gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer, aGPS
Display 4 in (100 mm) Super AMOLED PenTile 480×800 resolution (~233 PPI)[1]
Rear camera Mpx with auto focus, 720p 30 fps HD video recording (at 12 Mbps, 128 Kbps audio). Single LED flash.
Front camera Yes, VGA
Connectivity HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0+LE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA, Kies Air, USB 2.0 High-Speed, NFC with NXP PN547 chip (NFC version only, GT-I8190MBNDBT,)
Other Wi-Fi hotspot, Google Play, Social Hub, Readers Hub and Game Hub
Website www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/mobile-devices/smartphones/android/GT-I8190RWABTU

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190) is a touchscreen-based, slate-sized smartphone designed and manufactured by Samsung. It was announced in October 2012 and released in November 2012. The Galaxy S III Mini technological specifications include a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a dual-core processor running at 1 GHz with 1 GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a front-facing VGA camera for video calls or selfies.[2][3] In February 2014, The Inquirer said Google had announced that the Galaxy S III Mini (and other models) would be getting an official update to Android 4.4 KitKat sometime in the near future,[4] that turned out to be not true for the Galaxy S III Mini. However unofficial free and open source software KitKat ports have been released for the S III mini (GT-I8190/L/N) by third-party developers.

An alternative 'upgraded' Galaxy S III Mini version (SM-G730A) is available from the US carrier AT&T, which features a different processor (Qualcomm 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400), NFC, 2000 mAh battery, and 4G LTE data speeds, among other differences. It retains the same 4-inch (800×480 pixels), Super AMOLED screen as the original 'international' Galaxy S III Mini. As of June 6, 2014 the AT&T[5]website shows this version of the phone shipping with Android 4.4 KitKat installed.

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S III and contains many of the same features. However, it lacks an 8-megapixel rear camera, bigger 4.8-inch screen and Gorilla Glass display. This device has a 42 h endurance rating.[2] The device initially ran on Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) but has now been updated to 4.1.2.[2] Other features include Samsung's TouchWiz Skin, ChatON instant messaging, Smart alert, Buddy Photo Share, Pop-Up Play, S Suggest, S Voice, Smart Stay, Video Hub, Game Hub 2.0, and the S Beam technology (S Beam only available on special NFC edition, GT-I8190N).

Samsung Galaxy Express[edit]

There is another variant called the Galaxy Express (GT-I8730), which was launched in March 2013,[6] featuring a similar design to the Galaxy S III Mini but with additional features such as 4G LTE and NFC. It also features a bigger 4.5-inch screen with Super AMOLED Plus, a faster 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and retains all the features that the Galaxy S III Mini includes.

Successor[edit]

The successor to the Galaxy S III Mini is the Galaxy S4 Mini. It was announced on May 30, 2013 and was subsequently released in July 2013.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
None
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini
2012
Succeeded by
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini