Last month, when the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini i8910 was released, it came running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Now it looks like Samsung is shipping the handset with the newer Android 4.1.2 on board – although only in some Asian countries.
Sam Mobile is reporting that the S III Mini comes with Android 4.1.2 out of the box in Indonesia and Vietnam. Most probably, the same thing should happen in other markets pretty soon.
It’s not clear if Android 4.1.2 on the S III Mini includes all the features from Samsung’s latest Premium Suite (like multi-window multitasking), so users will have to find out for themselves.
Officially announced in October, the Galaxy S III Mini i8910 is exactly what the name suggests: a minimized (and not high-end) version of the Galaxy S III. The smartphone weighs 111.5 grams, measures 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm, and offers: a 4 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, HSPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, NFC, 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, dual-core 1GHz NovaThor U8420 processor, 8GB / 16GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support.
Starting next month, the Galaxy S III Mini should get three new colors versions: black, grey, and red. At the moment, the handset is available only in blue and white. Its suggested retail price is higher than you would expect: around €350.
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