Samsung is reportedly preparing even more Galaxy phones for launch in the immediate future, this time an update to last year's Galaxy S3 Mini. Although the company hasn't said anything about the devices yet, Dutch site TechTastic found a couple of new models buried on Samsung's website and one is named just as you'd expect it to be if it was an S3 Mini refresh: the GT-I9190 and GT-I9195 (the S3 Mini is GT-I8190).
Obviously official information isn't available yet, but the rumor mill's consensus is that one will be called the S4 Mini (shocking) and the other will ship as the S4 Mini Duos. Both will take a hit in specs over the standard S4, but the former will be closer than the latter, packing a 4.3-inch 960x540 display, a quad-core processor and an 8MP camera, up from the S3 Mini's a 480x800 screen, dual-core chip and 5MP camera.
The Mini Duos will at the very least have a weaker processor with half the cores of its sibling and it's also said to be aimed at markets where dual-SIM functionality is heavily used. And that's about all we think we know, though it's safe to assume that both devices will have Android 4.2.2 with Samsung's TouchWiz interface. Black and white models are a given, but the S3 Mini has surfaced in red and floral print.
Pricing and availability are unavailable of course, but there's no apparent reason why Samsung wouldn't stick with the $400ish territory for the standard S4 Mini, which puts it a couple hundred bucks behind its full-powered counterpart. Common sense also suggests that the devices will be coming soon if they're cropping up on Samsung's site and many believe that the company is preparing for a late May, early June launch.
The Galaxy S III is the third generation of the Samsung's S smartphones family. It features a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display featuring 720p resolution and a 306ppi pixel density. Also you can find an 8 megapixel camera, LED flash, an user replaceable 2100mAh battery, micro-SIM slot, and microSD card slot for storage expansion.
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is the small version of Samsung's flagship SIII, the S III mini is powered by a dual-core processor with 1 GHz and 1 GB of RAM. It packs a 5 MP rear camera and a front-facing camera for videocalls. The S III Mini also sports a 4 inch Super AMOLED display.
The Samsung Galaxy S II runs Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread) and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. It is the first handset to offer Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus screen technology (4.27-inch display, 800x480 resolution), and is the company's thinnest phone at 8.49mm, with a weight of just 116g. The device also features an 8MP primary camera with 1080p video capture, and a 2MP camera in the front, as well as integrated NFC support on some versions. It also has BlueTooth 3.0+HS and HSPA+ connectivity.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the first tablet from Samsung with a 10.1-inch HD display and supporting HSPA+, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity. It also features a 3 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera, providing seamless 1080p HD video. The device is powered by a 1GHz dual core application processor.
Downloads and Drivers
From the Forums
Subscribe to TechSpot
Get free exclusive content, learn about new features and breaking tech news.