Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Value Edition surfaces in Europe
Remember the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini? Not many people do, but back in 2012 it was the phone that started the whole ‘Mini’ trend – slapping that moniker onto the name of a flagship smartphone, that is. The Galaxy S4 Mini, HTC One Mini, and many others followed suit last year, even though in most cases the name and looks are the only things these have in common with their high-end relatives.
Over in the Netherlands, Samsung for some reason decided to revive the Galaxy S III Mini, so it launched a new version of it called the Galaxy S III Mini Value Edition. This comes with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor (up from a 1 GHz dual-core part in the original), and a newer version of Android – it runs 4.2 Jelly Bean, whereas the S III Mini stopped receiving updates after Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
And that’s it. The rest of the specs are identical to the 18-month old Galaxy S III Mini. So this looks like a pretty pointless refresh, but Samsung has been known to do such things. If you’re in the Netherlands, you can purchase the Galaxy S III Mini Value Edition for €181.
And as a reminder of what you should expect, here are the rest of its specs. It has a 4-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, and all the usual connectivity options (sans LTE).