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Samsung recently sent out a press invite for an October 11 event that has everyone believing that the South Korean-based electronics manufacturer will be unveiling a miniature version of their flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone. These speculations might have been confirmed by a User Agent Profile (UAP) listing on Samsung Mobile's WAP site.
The listing for a device dubbed GT-I8190 has been published with specs that look like a smaller Galaxy S3. The XML code reveals a few details, but not much. The GT-I8190 handset will be running an unspecified version of Android (let's hope it's Jelly Bean), be powered by an ARM11 processor, and have a resolution of 480X800 pixels. It also sports a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and be available in Ceramic White and Marble Blue.
These specs seem to fall right in line with Galaxy S3 Mini expectations. It was reported a while back by SamMobile that Samsung was working on a smaller version of the Galaxy S3. Instead of a 4.8-inch display, the Galaxy S3 Mini would feature a 4-inch display - the same size as the iPhone 5. SamMobile also reported that the Galaxy S3 Mini would come with a 5-megapixel camera.
A 4-inch version of the popular Galaxy S3 would definitely be a hit with consumers who don't want to pocket a huge Android phone. It would give Samsung a more visually-equal competitor to the iPhone 5. Sure it won't be as powerful if the specs leaked out so far are true, but it should offer a tantalizing mid-range Android option.
The October 11 invite from Samsung was sent out in German, but translated into English, it reads, "something small will be really big." It also asks the public to "get ready for a little sensation." Unless Samsung has something completely unexpected up its sleeve, expect the event to focus on revealing a Galaxy S3 Mini.