The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has been confirmed by company head, JK Shin. And going by a previous story about a launch event in Germany, it’s most likely that the device will be unveiled on October 11 at the Samsung Mobile conference.
The latest tidbit comes from CNET Asia who cites iNews24 as the source of the information. According to the post, at a press event in Korea, Shin categorically stated that there’s a market for a 4-inch S3 in Europe. He also insisted that the company would indeed be pushing the smaller sized version of the smartphone through production lines.
If the S3’s larger touchscreen is one major advantage it has over the iPhone 5, it’s not going to be the same case for the new handset from the South Korean manufacturer. It’s a bit ironic coming from a company which made the phablet form factor so popular. Nothing has been let out in terms of the specifications of the forthcoming device, although it will obviously run on Android and have a 4-inch screen.
Going by other juicy bites declared at the press meeting, Samsung supposedly has plans to pick a bone with Apple over certain LTE patents. Additionally, the Windows Phone 8-powered Ativ S with a 4.8-inch display, is also marked to hit store shelves in November, if not October.
Shin’s revelation about the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini will certainly have all eyes on the Germany event tomorrow. The only thing we’re sure about for now is that it’ll be an S series phone which shows up at the party.