Samsung Galaxy S III Mini coming on October 11th
Another Samsung Galaxy is on the way folks! The Galaxy Mini!
Via The Verge
JK Shin, head of Samsung Mobile Communications, confirmed today that his company will be releasing a four-inch version of the Galaxy S III on October 11th in Germany. Shin announced the news during a meeting with Korean press on Wednesday.
Shin didn’t reveal many details about the device, though he said it was spurred by increasing demand for 4-inch devices in Europe. He also noted that it won’t be an entry-level handset, telling reporters it will have “full form factor.” This would make it an unusual addition to the Android landscape, where high-end devices tend to be 4.5 inches or larger.
“We’ll be launching a 4-inch Galaxy S III on the 11th in Germany,” Shin said. “There’s a lot of demand for a 4-inch screen device in Europe. Some call it an entry-level device, but we call it ‘mini.'”
Shin’s confirmation comes just ahead of Apple’s rumored iPad mini announcement.
Update: Samsung has confirmed to The Verge that it will hold an event on October 11th. “Galaxy S III mini will come with 4-inch display and we are going to unveil the product tomorrow (Oct 11th).”
Hyunhu Jang contributed to this report.