Samsung promises a ‘small sensation’. Galaxy S III mini, anyone? (UPDATE: now with translation)

Samsung promises a ‘small sensation’. Galaxy S III mini, anyone? (UPDATE: now with translation)There’s been muchos talk of a Samsung Galaxy S III mini lately, and given Sammo’s propensity for churning out Galaxy smartphones of any and all sizes, it’s not exactly a far-fetched concept.

Now we have one of the biggest (pun intended) hints to date, suggesting an imminent launch for the little (or maybe not so little) guy.

Said hint comes via German site MobiFlip, which has published an invite to a mysterious Samsung press event, taking place in Frankfurt on October 11. That’s… a week tomorrow, yep.

The invite is in German, but appears to promise something along the lines of “Something small can be really big”. Maybe Jan will keep us right here.

EDIT: here's a translation from our resident German Irishman:

On 10/10/2012 a small sensation gets a great outing.

You are warmly invited to attend an exclusive press event at the Samsung Store in Frankfurt.

Experience in person why small, this Christmas, will be the new big.

We are looking forward to your registration by 09/10/12.

There’s also a subtle ‘S’ in the background, suggesting we should expect a new member of the burgeoning Samsung Galaxy S family, with all the Pluses and Advances and what not.

Previously rumoured Samsung Galaxy S III mini specs include a 4in WVGA Super AMOLED display, dual-core Exynos processor, and 5MP rear camera.

As I said at the time, those specs suggest the Samsung Galaxy S III mini will be remarkably similar to the Samsung Galaxy S Advance, launched at Mobile World Congress this past February. Hmm.

Well, next week is shaping up to be quite exciting, as iPad mini invites are tipped for October 10 - the day before Samsung's thingy. Good times.

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6 comments

Pondlife  Oct. 3, 2012 at 14:21

Comes to something when 4" is a mini phone..

Pondlife  Oct. 3, 2012 at 14:24

I don't think they folded that enough times

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 3, 2012 at 14:41

Will depend on price with those rumoured specs. The HTC One S definitely sounds better.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 3, 2012 at 14:47

On a serious note: when is a Galaxy S 3 no longer a Galaxy S 3? Is a Volkswagen Beetle a Porsche Mini? That phone appears to have nothing in common with the big brother except for the factory floor and Samsung's say-so...

Stelph  Oct. 3, 2012 at 14:56

If it was exacrly the same specs as the Galaxy S3 but with a 4" screen that would be amazing, id be all over it

Harryisme  Oct. 3, 2012 at 15:42

Looking at the rumoured specifications, I have to wonder why anyone would choose it over a SII, there won't be much difference in size, both come with Exynos Dual core CPU, and the SII has a 8Mp Camera vs the rumoured 5Mpx camera.

It's good Samsung like to give consumers choice but with the Galaxy S, S plus, S Advance, SII and it's different hardware revisions worldwide, same thing with SIII, now with the rumours SIII Mini and ofcourse the SII Plus. It's one confusing mess...and that's just the Galaxy S series, add the other letter in the alphabet and then the Tablets, the average Joe is going to be completely lost.

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