Samsung unveils smaller, cheaper Galaxy S III

Jeng jeng jeng. Today Samsung Electronics has unveiled a smaller and cheaper version of the Galaxy S III smartphone with the same screen size as the iPhone 5 in Germany.

The device, dubbed the Galaxy S3 Mini, features a 4-inch screen and the latest version of Google’s Android operating system. By comparison, Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone has a 4.8-inch screen.

Samsung said the mini would be launched in Europe later this month but kept mum on schedules for other countries and it is expected to be priced between USD 350 to USD 430.

It is powered by the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, packed with S Voice, a language recognition software, and Smart Stay which keeps the screen lit as long as you are looking at it.

The display has a lower resolution of 800×480 pixels compared to 1,280×720 pixels, the camera is five rather than eight megapixels and the S III’s dual-core 1.5GHz processor has been downgraded to 1GHz.

The Mini’s screen is the same size as the iPhone 5 launched last month by Apple, but its reduced feature set makes it more of a corner man in the heavyweight clash between the iPhone 5 and the S III.

Comparison galaxy s3 with galaxy s3 mini side by side

Samsung confirms it will unveil Galaxy S III mini on Thursday

We are come back with hottest gossip gadget ever.As the iPhone gets bigger, the Galaxy S III is getting smaller. Samsung has confirmed it will unveil the Galaxy S III mini with a 4-inch screen at an event in Germany on Thursday. The company told South Korean media and confirmed to The Verge that it will formally announce a shrunken version of its 4.8-inch flagship phone at the event.

JK Shin, Samsung’s head of mobile communications, said the product will first launch in Europe.

“There’s a lot of demand for a 4-inch screen device in Europe,” he said, according to The Verge. “Some call it an entry-level device, but we call it ‘mini.’”

The move comes a few weeks after Apple unveiled the iPhone 5, which increased the iPhone’s screen size rom 3.5 inches to 4 inches. In the last couple of years, the screens on Android-based smartphones have steadily been increasing beyond 4.5 inches, with the extreme being the upcoming Galaxy Note II and its 5.5-inch screen.

Though larger displays are selling points for Androids, it is also becoming more apparent that there is unmet demand for more-compact devices. Phones such as the iPhone 5 and the Motorola RAZR M are chasing that market, and it appears Samsung is finally acknowledging it as well.

The Galaxy S III has been a vast success for Samsung since it launched in late May. The phone began selling in the U.S. in June, and in August it beat out the iPhone 4S as the top-selling phone in the U.S.

The Galaxy S III mini hopefully will continue the success of predecessor.oh Yeah!

Source:latimes

Samsung says Galaxy S III sales hit 20 million

Samsung says global sales of its Galaxy S III smartphone have surpassed 20 million in a little more than three months.

Samsung Electronics Co. launched the flagship smartphone powered by Google’s Android operating system in Europe in late May. The release schedule was about three months ahead of new phone announcement by rivals Apple, Nokia and Motorola.

Samsung says brisk sales of the S III are helping it retain dominance in the smartphone market. Strategy Analytics says Samsung overtook Apple in worldwide smartphone shipments in 2011.

The company is embroiled in legal tussles with Apple around the world over whether Samsung’s mobile devices copied Apple products. Apple last week added the S III to the “copycat” list in its complaint filed with a U.S. court.-AP

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Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X Review

I think the competitor of Samsung Galaxy S III is HTC One X. Both are hottest gadget and have almost same specs. This similarity make consumer confused to choose which one they should own. Samsung just launched their Galaxy S III last May while HTC One X launch a month earlier. Both smartphone using same OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and support 3G/4G connectivity (depending on variants) and also come with an array of sensors and connectivity, including Wi-Fi, bluetooth, GPS and so on. So, which one is your choice? Galaxy S III or HTC One X? Here I show you the comparison.

Screen comparison
Galaxy S III use Super AMOLED HD 4.8 inch which previously the technology applied on Galaxy Note while HTC One X use Super IPS LCD2 4.7 inch. The different between AMOLED and IPS is AMOLED looks better in dark conditions, where a traditional backlight become visible in areas of black, but IPS offers more accurate color reproduction and whiter whites than Super AMOLEDs.

Processor comparison
The Galaxy S II uses Quad core Exynos 1.4 Ghz which many reviewers said performs better than HTC One X NVidia Tegra Quad Core 1.5 GHz. It hard to feel the different between both two in multitasking, browsing and gaming but if we test using benchmarking software, it will show you the different.

Camera comparison
One of the key features of the HTC One X is its 8MP camera that boasts a f/2.0 aperture, blazing fast 4FPS burst mode. While speed and quality are 2 different things, the images turn out pretty good even on burst mode. The Galaxy S III also have 8 megapixel camera and come out with new feature called “Best Photo,” which will automatically select your best photos out of a series of eight photos taken in succession. Both smartphone have LED flash and can capture 1080p video.

Memory comparison
The truly weakness of HTC One X compared to the Galaxy S III is it not support for external memory such as microSD. The Galaxy S III comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB with microSD expansion while HTC One X comes in 32GB only.

Summary Comparison Table

  HTC One X Galaxy S III
Processor 1.5GHz quad-core 1GB RAM 1.4Ghz quad-core 1GB RAM
Display 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 1280×720 pixels 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED 1280×720 pixels
Size 134×69.9×8.9mm 130 grams 136.6×70.6×8.6mm 133 grams
Camera 8 MP auto-focus,front 1.3 MP 8 MP auto-focus, front 2 MP
Battery 1,800 mAh 2,100 mAh
Suggestion Price RM 2,099 RM 2,199
Media Format Audio supported formats:
Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
Recording: .amr
Video supported formats:
Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
Recording: .mp4
MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player

I cannot decide which one is better but from this comparison, at least you got idea which one you should buy.