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Galaxy S3 Mini October 11 Launch: Should Apple be Scared of Samsung's New Toy?
While the tech gossipers across the world are busy talking about the mini product launch from Apple, the most valuable company across the world since last year, the Korean tech giant has captured the spotlight by sending out invites for a special launch event in Germany on October 11, 2012.
Wondering what the launch event is all about? Rumor has it that Samsung will be unwrapping the miniature version of Galaxy S3 – its flagship smartphone that achieved scoring sales of 20 million in only 100 days of its release.
A German mobile site, Mobiflip has leaked the invite for the launch event with the tag line “something small will be really big.”
When it comes to the specifications, Galaxy S3 Mini is rumored to have a 4 inch display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, dual core 1GHz processor, 5MP rear camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS out of the box.
Earlier reports claimed that Samsung is prepping Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy S2 Plus smartphones and that these handsets will be unveiled by the end of this year. Galaxy S3 Mini is likely to be priced at £200 (approx. Rs 18,000).
Also, a SammyHub report of September claims that Samsung is working on a budget music smartphone based on Android dubbed as Galaxy Music and its dual SIM variant – Galaxy Music Duos and that these handsets will be unveiled at a special media event in Frankfurt, Germany on October 11.
The music-centric device is believed to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and equipped with an 850MHz processor. In addition, the phone is rumored to have to have 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage space with provision for a microSD card slot and feature a 3MP rear facing camera.
Hence, the tech enthusiasts can expect Galaxy S3 Mini and the Music smartphones also to be unveiled at the same time.
However, if Galaxy S3 Mini rumors turn out to be true, then this 4-inch handset will be Samsung's direct answer to Apple's latest iPhone 5. As far as iPhone 5 features are concerned, the sixth generation Apple's smartphone comes packed with a 4 inch display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels, a new Apple A6 chipset, 1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB internal memory, 8MP rear camera with iSight technology and 1.2MP front camera.
Further, the iPhone 5 is powered by the iOS 6 platform with new features such as improved Siri voice assistant feature, deeper integration to Facebook, new PassBook and PhotoStream apps, Apple Maps, enhanced Safari browser and many more.
What do you think? Should Apple need to worry about the launch of Samsung's new smaller lead. Lay your opinions in the comments section below.