Samsung Galaxy Mini is Less Than an Apple

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After it was reported that Samsung will release a 4-inch version of its Galaxy handset, the device’s rumored specification suggests that it will be a budget mobile phone. In addition, the so-called Galaxi Mini will feature a low-resolution display and rear camera.

Leaked Specifications for Galaxy Mini

After confirming that a 4-inch Galaxy Mini will be unveiled in Germany today, German site MobileGeek revealed that the mobile phone will feature an 800 x 480-pixel screen resolution. Its rear camera, on the other hand, can capture 5-megapixel images.

With Samsung taking the path of smaller handsets, its rumored Galaxy Mini will compete against Apple’s iPhone 5. The Cupertino-based company’s latest smartphone, which was launched last September, underwent a redesign and now sports a larger 4-inch display.

However, Apple’s latest iPhone model definitely beats the upcoming Samsung phone when it comes to specifications. Compared to Samsung Mini, the iPhone 5 features a screen resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels and an 8-megapixel rear camera.

The Korean tech giant’s latest handset will also have a dual-core STE U8420 chip that is running at 1 GHz. That is an obvious step down from the quad-core Exynos found in the Galaxy S III. In addition, the smaller mobile device from Samsung will feature 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of flash memory. It also comes with an expandable microSD card slot.

It is also expected that the Galaxy Mini will run on Google’s latest Android version, the Jelly Bean. There were also speculations that the budget phone will sport Samsung’s TouchWiz interface.

Prior to this, there were reports that a Galaxy Mini event will kick off today. The news came at the heels of a purported invitation coming from the company to the members of the press in Germany. The invitation promised that the event will show “how big small can be.”

The invitation also includes an “S” on the background, which suggests that the product’s name will fall under the Galaxy S branding. It is the same branding that the South Korean company has been using for its flagship Android mobile phones for years.

A smaller device will be a more portable option for Samsung, as its flagship Galaxy S III features a 4.8-inch display. The 4-inch Android phone can be operated using one hand, the same thing that Apple users can do on its iPhones. However, its toned down specifications could also mean that Samsung wants to dominate the low-end part of the smartphone market.

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