Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini
(available in blue, white, black, gray, red, brown)
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
Compatible networks2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: HSDPA 900/1900/2100 MHz
3.5G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, CDMA2000 800, 1900 MHz (Verizon Variant)
First releasedOctober 2012;
10 years ago
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy W
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy S4 Mini
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Dimensions121.55 mm × 63 mm × 9.9 mm
Mass120 g (4.2 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 4.1.1 "Jelly Bean"
Current: Android 4.1.2 "Jelly Bean"
Android 4.4.2 "KitKat" (AT&T Galaxy S3 Mini only)
Unofficial: Android 7.1.2 "Nougat" via LineageOS 14.1
System-on-chipST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 (GT-I8190)
Marvell PXA986 (GT-I8200)
CPU1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (GT-I8190)
1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (GT-I8200)
1.2 GHz dual-core Krait (North American variant)
GPUARM Mali-400 MP1 (GT-I8190)
Vivante GC1000 (GT-I8200)
Adreno 305 (North American variant)
Memory1 GB RAM
Storage8 / 16 flash (3.5 GB not available due to Android software and preinstalled apps)
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 32 GB
Battery1500 mAh – two versions: 3-pin & 4-pin & 2000 mAh (U.S. and Canada)
Display4 in (100 mm) Super AMOLED PenTile 480×800 resolution (~233 PPI)[1]
Rear cameraMpx with auto focus, 720p 30 fps HD video recording (at 12 Mbit/s, 128 kbit/s audio), single LED flash
Front cameraVGA
Connectivity3.5 mm TRRS, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0+LE, Wi-Fi & Hotspot, DLNA, Kies Air, micro USB 2.0, NFC (GT-I8190N/GT-I8200N/SM-G730A only)
Data inputsCapacitive Glass, headset controls, proximity sensor, 3-axis gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer, aGPS, and Glonass

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (stylized as Samsung GALAXY S III mini, model number: 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.[3][4]

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.[5] The device initially ran on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) but has now been updated to 4.1.2.[5] 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). This device's battery varies from different carriers, and it will either have a 3-pin battery, which is widely used and sold, or a 4-pin battery.

Other variants[edit]

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[6] website shows this version of the phone shipping with Android 4.4 KitKat installed.

In March 2014, another variant of this device (GT-I8200) was released in some countries, with the GT-I8200N model featuring NFC and the GT-I8200L model in Latin America. This variant features a different SoC (Marvell PXA986, dual-core) clocked at 1.2 GHz, with the Vivante GC1000 GPU, those specs were used in the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 as well. The GT-I8200/N/L variants are shipped with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, as opposed to the older GT-I8190 variant which was shipped with 4.1.1.[7]


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.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Specifications". Archived from the original on 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2012-10-16.
  2. ^ "GALAXY S III mini TECH SPECS". Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 2021-12-27.
  3. ^ Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini Archived 2013-05-05 at the Wayback Machine,
  4. ^ "Best entry-level Android $1 can buy". CNET. November 13, 2013. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Archived 2013-05-05 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S III mini". Archived from the original on 2014-06-15. Retrieved 2014-06-15.
  7. ^ "Samsung launches the Galaxy S III mini Value Edition in the Netherlands". SamMobile. 9 March 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-02-15. Retrieved 2015-02-13.
  8. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini". Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-06.