The rumors were true: Samsung is debuting a mini version of its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone on Oct. 11.
The new device, which will launch at a special event in Germany, has been confirmed by the head of Samsung Mobile Communications, JK Shin. Hardly a “mini,” though, the handset is actually a 4-inch version of the humongous 4.8-inch Galaxy S III.
“There’s a lot of demand for a 4-inch screen device in Europe. Some call it an entry-level device, but we call it ‘mini,’” Shin says.
No other details about the phone have been revealed, but the phrase “entry-level” likely means it will have a lower price tag and less stellar specifications than the Galaxy S III.
The timing of the launch is interesting — only six days before Apple’s rumored iPad Mini announcement. If the Cupertino-based company, is debuting said device under the “mini” label, Samsung’s Galaxy S III Mini will definitely steal some of its thunder.