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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini logo.png
Samsung Galaxy S III mini.png
(available in blue, white, black, gray, red, brown)
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Series Galaxy
Compatible networks 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: HSDPA 900/1900/2100 MHz
3.5G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, CDMA2000 800, 1900 MHZ(Verizon Variant)
First released October 2012;
5 years ago
 (2012-10)
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 and Samsung Galaxy W
Successor Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Dimensions 121.6 mm × 63 mm × 9.9 mm
Weight 111.5 g (3.93 oz)
Operating system Preinstalled Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
Upgradable to Android 7.1.2 (unofficial builds based on LineageOS 14.1 (stable)[1]
System on chip ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 (GT-I8190)
Marvell PXA986 (GT-I8200)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 (North American variant)
CPU 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (GT-I8190)
1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (GT-I8200)
1.2 GHz dual-core Krait (North American variant)
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP1 (GT-I8190)
Vivante GC1000 (GT-I8200)
Adreno 305 (North American variant)
Memory 1 GB RAM or 512 MB RAM
Storage 8 / 16 / 32 / 64GB flash (3.5 GB not available due to Android software and preinstalled apps)
Removable storage microSD, up to 32 GB
Battery 1500 mAh – two versions: 3-pin & 4-pin & 2000 mAh (U.S & Canada)
Data inputs Capacitive Glass, headset controls, proximity sensor, 3-axis gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer, aGPS and Glonass
Display 4 in (100 mm) Super AMOLED PenTile 480×800 resolution (~233 PPI)[2]
Rear camera Mpx with auto focus, 720p 30 fps HD video recording (at 12 Mbps, 128 Kbps audio). Single LED flash.
Front camera VGA
Connectivity 3.5 mm TRRS, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0+LE, Wi-Fi & Hotspot, DLNA, Kies Air, micro USB 2.0, NFC (GT-I8190N/GT-I8200N/SM-G730A only)
Website Galaxy S3 Mini website

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190) is a touchscreen-based, slate-sized smartphone designed and manufactured by Samsung. It was announced in October 2012 and released in November 2012. The Galaxy S III Mini technological specifications include a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a dual-core processor running at 1 GHz with 1 GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a front-facing VGA camera for video calls or selfies.[3][4]

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S III and contains many of the same features. However, it lacks an 8-megapixel rear camera, bigger 4.8-inch screen and Gorilla Glass display. This device has a 42 h endurance rating.[5] The device initially ran on Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) but has now been updated to 4.1.2.[5] Other features include Samsung's TouchWiz Skin, ChatON instant messaging, Smart alert, Buddy Photo Share, Pop-Up Play, S Suggest, S Voice, Smart Stay, Video Hub, Game Hub 2.0, and the S Beam technology (S Beam only available on special NFC edition, GT-I8190N). This device's battery varies from different carriers, it will either have 3-pin battery which is widely used and sold or it will have a 4-pin battery.

Other variants[edit]

An alternative 'upgraded' Galaxy S III Mini version (SM-G730A) is available from the US carrier AT&T, which features a different processor (Qualcomm 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400), NFC, 2000 mAh battery, and 4G LTE data speeds, among other differences. It retains the same 4-inch (800×480 pixels), Super AMOLED screen as the original 'international' Galaxy S III Mini. As of June 6, 2014, the AT&T[6] website shows this version of the phone shipping with Android 4.4 KitKat installed. On September 23, 2015, an update was released, but it is unknown if it did anything.[citation needed]

In March 2014, another variant of this device (GT-I8200) was released in some countries, with the GT-I8200N model featuring NFC and the GT-I8200L model in Latin America. This variant features a different SoC (Marvell PXA986, dual-core) clocked at 1.2 GHz, with the Vivante GC1000 GPU, those specs were used in the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 as well. The GT-I8200/N/L variants are shipped with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, as opposed to the older GT-I8190 variant which was shipped with 4.1.1.[7]

Successor[edit]

The successor to the Galaxy S III Mini is the Galaxy S4 Mini. It was announced on May 30, 2013, and was subsequently released in July 2013.[8]

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