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Is Samsung Planning a Galaxy S III Mini?

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Latest rumors say a smaller Galaxy S III is on the horizon.

Samsung's already had huge success with its Galaxy S line of smartphones, and we're already hearing rumors regarding the launch of the Galaxy S IV. However, it seems Samsung may not be quite done with the Galaxy S III line just yet. Rumor has it Samsung is preparing to launch a Galaxy S III Mini later this month.

According to Unwired View, Samsung has invited German media to an event that boasts something that is both big and small. Google Translate decodes the message as follows: "The size may be small. And so small can be big." In the background, you can just about make out the trademark 'S' that Samsung uses in the branding for all of its Galaxy S products.

So, we know it's a Galaxy S device for sure, but speculation from around the web suggests this device might be a smaller version of Samsung's current top dog, the Galaxy S III. Of course, we won't know for sure until the event itself. Lucky for us, we don't have to wait long. It's scheduled for October 11, which is next Thursday. Stay tuned!

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    yobobjm , October 4, 2012 2:01 PM
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    braitBRYeah, now they're innovating! The Galaxy S III will now fit in normal hands too! So innovative! Seriously, guys, it's what the S III should have been: a phone, not a damn semi-tablet.

    The whole industry was moving towards larger phones (do you see any recent releases that aren't larger than previous ones). So this is for those who still want smaller phones.
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    ElMoIsEviL , October 4, 2012 3:01 PM
    Apple fans are so umm... what's the word... irrational.

    Heck "fans" of anything are irrational.
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    SchizoFrog , October 4, 2012 1:20 PM
    I think it will be the same spec phone that is due out later for WinPhone 8.
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    yobobjm , October 4, 2012 2:01 PM
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    braitBRYeah, now they're innovating! The Galaxy S III will now fit in normal hands too! So innovative! Seriously, guys, it's what the S III should have been: a phone, not a damn semi-tablet.

    The whole industry was moving towards larger phones (do you see any recent releases that aren't larger than previous ones). So this is for those who still want smaller phones.
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    trip1ex , October 4, 2012 2:21 PM
    LIke the guy said, you mean for those who still want a phone not a semi-tablet.
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    ElMoIsEviL , October 4, 2012 3:01 PM
    Apple fans are so umm... what's the word... irrational.

    Heck "fans" of anything are irrational.
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    dr1337 , October 4, 2012 3:04 PM
    so they released a super phone and now they are going to release a mainstream phone. sounds legit.
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    computernerdforlife , October 4, 2012 3:48 PM
    "Heck "fans" of anything are irrational." IMO, Battlestar Galactica is a great reason to be a fan of something. :) 
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    Anonymous , October 4, 2012 3:56 PM
    It's nice to see that there's at least one company that is looking to make a high-end small phone. Alot of others treat smaller/lighter phones as "low end".

    There are still those out there that prefer a small and light weight device.
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    silverblue , October 4, 2012 4:51 PM
    The iPhone 5 is one but not the other, and it's a fair bit lighter than the iPhone 4S, which is also one but not the other. Can't have it both ways, it seems. :p 
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    tntom , October 4, 2012 5:10 PM
    If it is similar specs but smaller screen (hopefully 4 inch) it sounds like a winner. If it is just a re-branded Galaxy Ace 3, then my time has been wasted.

    iPhone fans wanted a larger screen for years and what did they get in the iPhone5? The same exact size screen only a few pixels longer. So all the text is the exact same size, all the icons the exact same size, and the the exact same small Keyboard buttons. Yes it is 4 inches instead of 3.5 inches but only benefits you in apps that give you extra real-estate for pinch to zoom, like web browsing.
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    spookyman , October 4, 2012 6:13 PM
    braitBRYeah, now they're innovating! The Galaxy S III will now fit in normal hands too! So innovative! Seriously, guys, it's what the S III should have been: a phone, not a damn semi-tablet.


    Well some of us Gen X'ers are getting old and our eyes are not what they used to be. We need the bigger screen to see the numbers ;) 
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    techcurious , October 4, 2012 6:41 PM
    If they create a smaller S3, with similar performance and capability, and only reduce the screen to less than 4 inches (3.5 would be the sweet spot for me personally), and increase the thickness a bit if they have to in order to maintain battery life, then it will be my next phone for sure! All these big screen phones are just not for me, as I do not take advantage of the screen very much. I do not watch videos, read or write lots of emails or browse much on my phone (current phone is 4.3"). I do however like the touchscreen interface, so I can't go back to traditional phones, and I do not want small phones with slow hardware that make the user interface slow and frustrating...
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    nocteratus , October 4, 2012 7:06 PM
    braitBRYeah, now they're innovating! The Galaxy S III will now fit in normal hands too! So innovative! Seriously, guys, it's what the S III should have been: a phone, not a damn semi-tablet.


    I'm small size and I like the size of my SGS3, I had a iphone 4 before and it was too small.
    The SGS3 is the perfect size for me and probably many.
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    nuvon , October 4, 2012 7:33 PM
    I am sure they will make the mini version if apple makes one.
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    suture , October 4, 2012 8:11 PM
    ElMoIsEviLApple fans are so umm... what's the word... irrational.Heck "fans" of anything are irrational.


    Yeh cause, you know, they blow!
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    Anonymous , October 4, 2012 9:12 PM
    I like the 4.3" phones, but I think the GS3 is great, too. Different phones for different people. People act as if that's a bad thing.
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    back_by_demand , October 4, 2012 10:15 PM
    braitBRYeah, now they're innovating! The Galaxy S III will now fit in normal hands too! So innovative! Seriously, guys, it's what the S III should have been: a phone, not a damn semi-tablet.

    Because choice is a bad thing, you should buy what they give you and have no say in it, that's how Apple has operated for years and they sell millions, right?
    ...
    Well, Android phones come in every size, shape and colour under the sun and they still outsell iPhones by 4 to 1, I think the consumer has spoken.
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    jackt , October 5, 2012 5:03 AM
    They should !
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    pliskin1 , October 5, 2012 8:54 AM
    If it is a smaller version, I just might consider it. I simply refuse to get a phone with a screen larger than 4"
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    amdwilliam1985 , October 5, 2012 1:39 PM
    braitBRYeah, now they're innovating! The Galaxy S III will now fit in normal hands too! So innovative! Seriously, guys, it's what the S III should have been: a phone, not a damn semi-tablet.


    We should be talking about physical size of the phone instead of the screen size.
    Just because Apple is stupid and sucks at screen utilization, doesn't mean you can't hold phones.
    How is your iPhone 4/4S fitting you? it's barely smaller than my TMobile SGS2 in physical size.
    How is your hand fitting into "perfectly sized" iPhone 5? It's only a little thinner than my current SGS2.

    I held an iPhone 5 before, it's stupid and awkward... The physical dimension of the phone is as big as any of the top current phone...
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