Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Release Nov. 2 in UK; Galaxy S3 and S3 Mini Compared
Samsung is looking to take over the mobile market this season against tech giant Apple.
The new Galaxy S3 Mini was announced in Germany earlier this month and will be available in the United Kingdom on Nov. 2, according to Mobile & Apps.
So how will the Mini compare to Samsungs flagship Galaxy S3?
For price, the Galaxy S3 smartphone is available at many retailers for around $549. Galaxy S3 Mini is currently expected to sell for a non-contract price of $449.
When it comes to displays Mini has a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution. In comparison, the original Galaxy S3 has a 4.8-inch display that supports a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
The Galaxy S3 comes with more options for storage space with 16/32/64GB versions while the Mini will offer 8GB and 16GB base units.
Both models offer front facing cameras with the Mini using a 5-megapixel version with HD-ready 1280 x 720 pixels compared to the original with 8-megapixels with full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The Mini is rumored to be pre-installed with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Currnetly Sprint is the first and only wireless carrier in the United States to offer the update to their customers on the Galaxy S3.
According to CNET, Sprint users will be able to do over-the-air updates starting Oct 26. The update will happen automatically and users will be prompted to accept the install once it's ready.
Samsung announced that other U.S. carriers to get the Jelly Bean update to their Samsung Galaxy S3's within the coming months are AT&T, Verizon, U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile.
The update has also recently become available to some users in the United Kingdom. This week it was announced that UK users will be able to access the OS update with their unlocked, SIM-free, devices.
Samsung has their hands full as they're also expected to launch their Samsung Galaxy S4 early next year.
According to "The Korea Times", an unnamed official for Samsung said the smartphone giant may launch the Samsung Galaxy S4 in February 2013. This comes just nine months after its predecessor, the Galaxy S3, and will likely put the pressure on Apple's sales. The announcement from Samsung is likely to occur at the Mobile World Congress expo taking place this upcoming February with retail distribution to follow a month later.