News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday October 10, 2012.
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Samsung Mobile has reportedly been developing a 4-inch version of its Galaxy S III, and an executive from the company has confirmed that its Oct. 11 media event is to announce such a device. Samsung Mobile chief JK Shin said in a meeting earlier today that his company will introduce a 4-inch version of the Galaxy S III that has a "full form factor," meaning it should have a level of computing power and capability similar to what's found in the original Galaxy S III that has sold millions of units.
"We'll be launching a 4-inch Galaxy S III on the 11th in Germany," Shin told a group of Korean reporters. "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.'"
The difference between the two models will be that the "Mini" variant will have a 4-inch screen rather than a 4.8-inch screen, breaking the mold of Android devices with large displays. The smaller size may be more reasonable and attractive to some customers who are weary of the growing size of smartphone screens. German site MobileGeeks.de obtained what it claims are leaked specs for the device, which supposedly has a 1 GHz dual-core processor, a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5 megapixel camera, a VGA front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and a 1,500 mAh battery. These specs will be confirmed or disproven tomorrow.source: INews 24 , via: The Verge
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