Samsung Galaxy S III Mini
Samsung Galaxy S III mini in White
|Slogan||Small in size. Big on performance.|
|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|
|Availability by country||International|
|Successor||Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini|
|Related||Samsung Galaxy S III|
|Dimensions||121.6 mm × 63 mm × 9.9 mm|
|Weight||111.5 g (3.93 oz)|
|Operating system||Original: Android 4.1.2
Current: Android 4.4.2
|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|
|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)|
|Rear camera||5 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|
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. 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, 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&Twebsite 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. The device initially ran on Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) but has now been updated to 4.1.2. 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
There is another variant called the Galaxy Express (GT-I8730), which was launched in March 2013, 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.
- 4-inch Samsung Galaxy S III mini officially unveiled - GSMArena.com news
- Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini, GSMArena.com
- "Best entry-level Android $1 can buy". CNET. November 13, 2013. Retrieved May 4, 2104.
- "Samsung Galaxy Express I8730".
- "Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini".
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