The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has been officially announced by the South Korean firm at an event in Germany, which showed off the 4-inch, Android toting handset.
We've been hearing rumblings over the past weeks about a smaller version of the extremely popular Samsung Galaxy S3 being in the works, and today the rumours transformed into truth.
The Galaxy S3 Mini sports a 4-inch, 480 x 800 display Super AMOLED display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 5MP rear camera with LED flash, front-facing VGA snapper, NFC, microSD card slot and a 1,500mAh battery.
JK Shin, Samsung's head of communications said yesterday that the Galaxy S3 Mini won't be found wanting in terms of specifications when compared to its big brother, and while the slimmed down offering may ship with Android 4.1 out the box, some fans may be disappointed by what's inside.
Gone is the quad-core grunt and HD display of the Galaxy S3, and the 5MP camera is on a mediocre par with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and below what you find on the Galaxy S2.
Obviously the Galaxy S3 Mini is kinder to your pocket and easier to hold in the hand, with it measuring 121.55 x 63 x 9.85mm and weighing 111.5g – it's smaller and lighter than the original S3, although it is slightly thicker.