Samsung put out an announcement today that they are making a smaller 4 inch GALAXY S III smartphone that will be running Android 4.1 but still have similar design of the 4.8 inch GALAXY S III. Some other things other than the smaller size it also comes with a slower 1 GHz Dual Core processor only a 5MP back and VGA front camera and the largest size is only 16GB of storage. One thing that is interesting in there release is that it shows having 8Gb RAM, this may just be a typo because they messed up other parts of the specs in that part but its most likely 1GB of RAM.
The system runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz customization along Samsung’s other apps. They also included a FM Radio, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and runs on HSPA/EDGE/GPRS and no LTE. The phone comes in both 8 and 16 GB storage sizes and with only 32GB of microSD storage slot. Check out the specs below and gallery of product shots.
|Display||4.0′ WVGA Super AMOLED|
|CPU||Dual Core 1GHz|
|OS||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||5MP AF + LED Flash / VGA Front|
|Network||HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100
|Storage||8 + 16 GB / microSD up to 32 GB|
|Connectivity||WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, FM|
If you’re looking for a Dual SIM phone but want a good smart phone you may want to check out the Samsung GALAXY S DUOS. It has 2 SIM card slots that are always on, Android 4.0, 4.0″ screen, and 4GB internal storage. No info has been given on the processer or speed and is said to be out in September in Europe.
- Network: HSDPA 7.2 M 900/2100 EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
- Display: 4.0″ WVGA(480×800) TFT
- OS: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
- Camera: Main(Rear) : 5 Megapixel camera with LED flash Front: VGA Camera
- Memory: 4GB internal memory microSD (up to 32GB)
- Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 1,500 mAh
- Other: A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, WI-FI, MicroUSB, Samsung TouchWiz, Stereo FM Radio
Dual SIM isn’t something popular in the United States, part because half the carriers use CDMA and part because plans are so expensive. But in Europe and Asia most people like dual SIM so they can have their work and personal phone numbers on the same device and only have to carry one phone with them.
Will keep an eye out for more details and release dates.