Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

ST-Ericsson confirmes NovaThor ModAp platform is in Galaxy S III Mini

ST-Ericsson, which is a company responsible for developing wireless platforms and semiconductors, announced that its NovaThor ModAp platform is used to power the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. The Mini is a smaller, more affordable version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III. The NovaThor ModAp platform is designed for compact devices, which seems quite suitable for the smaller version of the S III. The reason the NovaThor ModAp platform functions well on smaller devices is that it implements modem and application processor on a single die. This allows the device to create power with solid efficiency without taking up extra space. ST-Ericsson has had its processors featured in a few other devices, but they have not received nearly the attention of companies like Qualcomm, who is are known for making the ultra high-end processors. For whatever reason Samsung choose not to announce the processor creator when they announced the other specs of the device. They were quick to announce that it had a 1.0 GHz dual-core STE U8420 processor, but they did not credit ST-Ericsson. They also announced that the phone has 1GB of RAM, 8 and 16GB storage options, and a 1,500 mAh battery. Final pricing and release information on the Galaxy S III Mini is still spotty. UK retailers have posted various prices, but nothing official has come out yet. Prices for other regions and release dates have not been announced of late, but at least we are learning a little more about the device. As always, we will keep you posted with latest on the Galaxy S III Mini as it happens. [timeline]

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini UK pricing confirmed

We've only officially known about the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini for a few hours now, but instead of having to wait weeks for pricing information, we're getting some details on the UK price courtesy of retailer Clove. The Galaxy S III Mini will cost £249 if you're buying from Clove, but after VAT, that price is bumped up to £298.80. That's pricing for a SIM-free version too, which isn't all that bad.

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini gets official

The folks from Samsung have officially revealed their new Galaxy S III Mini as well as all those specs that were leaked earlier this week. Sadly, they were accurate. For those hoping for an impressive Galaxy S III Mini with similar specs in a smaller chassis -- you'll be disappointed. Samsung's still put together a great little phone, it just isn't quite what we were expecting or hoping for.

Details emerge on Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

New details have emerged on the Samsung Galaxy S III mini, and while it is not quite as powerful as we hoped, it still packs a pretty serious punch. The phone comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean installed, and according to MobileGeeks, the 4-inch device will feature a WVGA 800 x 480 Super AMOLED display and a 1.0GHz dualcore STE U8420 processor.

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini rumors “accurate” according to some Android devs

If you've been keeping up with the latest rumors, you'll know that Samsung may be plotting to reveal the Galaxy S III Mini at an event in Germany next week. It wouldn't surprise us in the least to learn that Samsung has a miniaturized version of the Galaxy S III up its sleeve, but aside from that German event invitation that surfaced a couple days back, there hasn't been much in the way of actual evidence to go on. Today, however, a handful of unnamed Android developers are adding fuel to the fire by claiming that the Galaxy S III Mini rumors are "accurate."
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