Samsung Launches the 4-Inch Galaxy S III Mini [PIC]

Engadget goes hands on with Samsung’s latest Galaxy S III Mini, a smaller 4-inch version of their flagship Galaxy S III:

Now Samsung’s spilled all the beans, and revealed the new Galaxy S III mini, a slightly paler version of its bigger brother in specs as well as screen size. Our own short time with the phone certainly revealed that its pushing all the same “inspired by nature” buttons of the original Galaxy S III (and the Galaxy Note II), with the same exact rounded pebble shape and layout. The marketing rep we spoke to from Germany said that the company’s research found that users wanted the same phone design as the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III, but in a smaller form factor — to more easily fit smaller hands and pockets. Samsung said those folks don’t necessarily need or want the most powerful phone they can get their hands on and are content to have those mid-level specs — 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 4-inch, WVGA AMOLED screen and 32GB max of memory.

So in other words, nothing is new except for a 4-inch screen. Wait a minute, I thought the iPhone 5’s 4-inch screen was ‘too small’? What are Samsung customers supposed to do now? Buy this phone or the regular Galaxy S III if they want an ‘iPhone 5’ killer?

What do you think? Just another ‘Oh, Samsung’ moment here? Or is this a smart move to target iPhone users that want a smaller screen?

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