Although we’ve been far from impressed with Samsung’s recently released Galaxy S3 Mini, it seems that for some reason Sammy still has faith in the 4-inch mid-ranger. And not just in Europe, but also in the States, where a slightly tweaked version of the phone, dubbed Galaxy Axiom, should see the light of day soon.
Another Galaxy branded handset has landed in the UK. The device is the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and it can be found with a variety of retailers and carriers. The handset can be purchase on-contract and SIM-free with prices ranging from free up to £299.
Yesterday, Samsung made the source code for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, and the AT&T version of the Galaxy Note 2 available on its website. Now, the source code for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has been made available
Most of us probably aren’t waiting at the edge of our seats for the arrival of the relatively low spec’d Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. That being said, if you are a developer you might be interested to know that the firmware for the S3 Mini is now available for download. As expected, the firmware indicates the presence of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
When it comes to its 4.8-inch display, we totally get that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a bit of an acquired taste that may not appeal to folks with freakishly tiny hands. This was probably the thinking behind the Galaxy S3 Mini. If you like what you see of the Mini, regardless of the specs, you’ll be pleased to hear that the phone is coming to the UK on November 8.
There isn’t that much buzz surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini after it was officially unveiled, no thanks to the phone’s rather weak specs. But if you have a thing for a Galaxy S3-lookalike in a smaller form factor, you’ll be happy to hear that the Mini has been deemed safe for usage by FCC.
With Samsung being rather coy about the processor that the Galaxy S3 Mini uses, chip maker ST-Ericsson has confirmed that the Mini is powered by its NovaThor ModAp CPU, which integrates “the modem and application processor on a single die.”
We’ve just been emailed a press photo of the blue version of Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy S III Mini. Until now we’ve only seen this device in white. We think the white version is more attractive to be perfectly honest, but we know that not everyone agrees.
Sure, the Galaxy S3 Mini is a disappointment because it feels like Samsung is trying to take advantage of the customer by using such a name for a mid-range device. The Galaxy S3 Mini wants to be cool by carrying the same family name as its bigger brother, which also implies it being sold for a higher-than-anticipated price point. And that’s why the crowds are protesting.
Rumors of a smaller version of the Galaxy S3 have been floating around for a while now. Recently, Samsung officially confirmed the Galaxy S3 Mini existed, but they were short on the details. All we knew for sure was that the new smartphone had just a 4-inch screen. At today’s press event, Samsung let the rest of the details out of the bag.