Samsung introduces Galaxy S3 mini

Samsung has unveiled its new Galaxy S3 mini mobile phone, a compact version of its award-winning flagship handset.

As predicted, the South Korean manufacturer introduced the device at an event in Germany on October 11th.

Rumours that it would have a four-inch screen, akin to the Apple iPhone 5, were correct. Unlike the original, the S3 mini does not have a HD display, instead offering a 480 x 800 resolution.

The camera has also been downgraded from eight-megapixel to five-megapixel but there is still an LED flash to help owners take night-time photographs.

It supports Near Field Communication (NFC), desirable technology for many which surprisingly did not feature on the latest iPhone.

To help keep prices low, the device comes with eight or 16 GB of internal storage, with the option to add an additional 32 GB via a microSD card.

The gadget will come with the latest Android Jelly Bean software, something which Galaxy S3 handsets in Australia are still lacking.

Posted by Claire Marshall

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