Samsung expected to unveil Galaxy S III Mini on October 11

By Shawn Knight
Oct 3, 2012
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  1. The latest trend in smartphones tells us that bigger is better but naturally, that doesn't necessarily mean it's correct or the perfect fit for everyone. Case in point is Samsung's Galaxy S III – a wildly successful smartphone in its...

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  2. jizzyburnizzy

    jizzyburnizzy TS Rookie Posts: 47

    Patiently waiting for S4
  3. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 935   +164

    Slightly off topic, but what's the deal with the 'S' part of the phone?
    Anyone else thing they're better off just calling it the Galaxy III and the Galaxy III Mini?
  4. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,121   +58

    That's just gross!

    I'm still looking for a good phone in the 3.5"-3.7" size range. Though frankly going back to my Nokia 6120C feels good, and I'm not sure I need a new smartphone. The Nokia just fits better in the pocket, is quicker to respond and I enjoyed the games on it more than on my Android phone.
  5. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Addict Posts: 347   +63

    Personally I think that smartphones are over rated, I use a Nokia C2, and although people say it's a brick, at least I can drop it without the screen cracking which is very common with Apple.
  6. Before reach to the market, Samsung should check whether this product is patent-infringement-proof or not :D
  7. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    I'm calling it:

    Lawsuit 1: Using the word "mini"

    Lawsuit 2: Making smaller versions of existing products
  8. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    Dual core???? they should have make the same specs and a smaller screen.. sheesh
  9. Is quad core even necessary? and by using a duel core it will also bring the price down... witch is a good thing, since they are obviously aiming for a more entry level approach
  10. "Is quad core even necessary?"

    of course, yes! because it will boost performance, err.. I mean boost market sales
  11. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,121   +58

    My Android phone is a Motorola Defy, and it can survive quite a bit of abuse, probably more than my Nokia, but it's still bigger plus it occasionally freezes and has a sound problem (people often hear an echo when talking to me) which is why I switched back to the Nokia. I imagine that a new phone (even a Defy+) would have fewer problems, but it would still be bigger than the Nokia, and it's quite difficult to find a well specced Android phone which isn't huge.
  12. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Addict Posts: 347   +63

    Aye, that be true. Personally I like keeping all of my things seperate, I wouldn't want a 64GB Iphone, I'd like a simple MP3 player with expandable data storage and a reliable phone. Which I do :) I have a Sans Clip 8GB with my Nokia C2, and a 32GB microSDHC card, which is compatible with both, and it saves me £600 :p

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