The smaller version of the S3 will be released tomorrow in Germany. Samsung says that although it'll be smaller, it won't have sawn-off specs. Full details are yet to be confirmed, but it's understood the 4-inch phone will be called the S3 mini.
The S3's screen currently measures a sizable 4.8-inches from corner to corner. With its crisp 720p resolution it's aces for watching high-definition movies and TV shows, playing fast-paced games and browsing the Web with loads of space onscreen for websites to stretch their legs. But if your hands are on the dinkier side -- or perhaps you favour a tighter trew -- you may have considered smaller phones such as the 4-inch iPhone 5 or even the 3.5-inch .
Android phones with smaller screens tend to be lower specced, so the iPhone has had little serious competition at that size. The S3 mini goes head-to-head with Apple's market-leading iPhone, mounting perhaps the stiffest challenge to Apple's dominance the fruit-flavoured US company has ever faced.
Our only concern is that there may now be too many S3s. As well as the mini version, Samsung has just released theon the . Let's hope Samsung doesn't dilute the S3 name and confuse customers with too many versions.
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