If you’re shopping Android phones, you’re likely looking closely at the Galaxy S III. But its generous 4.8-inch screen can be a handicap for people with smaller hands, pockets and budgets. Samsung hears those issues and today announced the downsized Galaxy S III Mini, packing a 4-inch screen.
The new phone’s most obvious feature is the smaller Super AMOLED 800×480 screen, but other details include Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, S Voice speech recognition software, and Smart Stay technology which tracks your eyes to keep the screen illuminated while you are looking at it. It’s powered by a 1GHz dual-core chip, and has 1 GB of RAM as well as NFC capabilities. Cameras are a 5MP in the back and VGA front-facing. It will be available in 8GB and 16GB sizes with a slot for a microSD card.
While this still looks like its big brother, it’s definitely taken some downgrades from Samsung’s flagship phone and can be considered a mid-range device rather than upper end of the line. No word yet on price or street date.