Samsung has launched its Galaxy S3 Mini to the global market, while Sony's "affordable" Xperia J has also gone on sale.
The Galaxy S3 Mini, a less-powerful device when compared to its big brother, features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz dual-core CPU and NFC. The handset, which runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, has a a 1,500mAh battery, 1GB RAM, accompanied by 8 or 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded to 32GB through microSD.
In addition, the revised smartphone boasts a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, while its five-megapixel camera is capable of recording video in a 720p format. A front-facing VGA camera, GPS, GLONASS, FM radio and Bluetooth 4.0 are also included in the device.
The Galaxy S3, meanwhile, has already smashed several sales records worldwide. It remains one of the best selling Android-powered smartphones of all time with over 30 million sales, as well as overtaking iPhone 4S' title as the best-selling smartphone on the planet.
As for Sony's Xperia J, the smartphone delivers a 4-inch 480x854 display, 512MB o RAM, a 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1,750mAh battery. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the operating system the handset runs on. While there's just 4GB of built in storage, a microSD slot to increase storage capacity is included.