Samsung expected to unveil Galaxy S III Mini on October 11

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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 own right but with a screen size of 4.8-inches, several consumers with small hands may feel it’s simply too large to handle comfortably.

That’s where the latest rumor enters the room. Unwired View has gained possession of a Samsung media invite for an event on October 11. According to translation from the publication, the invite reads that “something small will be really big” and we should “get ready for a little sensation.” There’s no teaser photo accompanying the invite but astute viewers may have noticed the stylized “S” in the center of the invite – the same “S” that is used to signify Samsung’s Galaxy S line.

The general consensus is that we may finally see the long-rumored Galaxy S III Mini. Previous rumors have pegged this device as being very similar to the original in shape and form factor but perhaps including a smaller 4-inch display operating at 480 x 800 resolution, an unnamed dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel rear camera - all running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

A Galaxy S III Mini makes sense based on the media invite. The fact that Samsung is going through the trouble to host an event likely indicates something of significance.  But at this point, it’s anybody’s guess as to what we will see next week. At the very least, it’s a pretty safe bet that Samsung will unveil some sort of Galaxy “S” device, whether it’s the Mini or something else completely new.

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