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Samsung unveils Galaxy S3 mini

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's top smartphone maker, on Friday unveiled its Galaxy S3 mini phone, a compact version of the flagship Galaxy S3 device, to cater to consumers looking for a practical option.
   The 4-inch smartphone is powered by Jelly Bean, the latest version of the Android operating system, and runs on a dual-core processor, Samsung said in a press release, noting the device is an "optimal choice for consumers who are looking for more practical smartphones." Details on availability and price were not provided.
   "We're now delighted to bring the Galaxy S3's revolutionary design, intuitive usability and intelligence to the Galaxy S3 mini in a more compact form," said Shin Jong-kyun, who leads Samsung's IT & Mobile Communications Division.
   In a bid to target mid-tier consumers, the South Korean tech giant has scaled back the size, weight and features of the petite version of its flagship phone.
   The 4-inch display, which is equivalent to Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5, is smaller than the Galaxy S3's 4.8-inch and Galaxy Note 2's 5.5-inch. It is also smaller than the 4.7-inch screen size of LG Electronics Inc.'s Optimus G.
   A 5-megapixel camera has replaced the original version's 8-megapixel version and the 1500 milliampere battery life is also shorter than its bigger cousin's 2,100 milliampere. (Yonhap News) 



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삼성전자, 갤럭시S3 미니 발표

삼성전자는 11일(현지시각) 독일  프랑 크푸르트에서 간담회를 열고 갤럭시S3 미니를 공개했다고 12일 밝혔다.
    이 제품은 4인치 슈퍼 아몰레드(AMOLED) 화면과 1㎓ 듀얼코어 애플리케이션프로 세서(AP), 500만화소 카메라를 장착했다.
    운영체제는 최신 안드로이드 4.1 '젤리빈'을 적용했으며 근거리무선통신(NFC)과 블루투스 4.0도 지원한다.
    신종균 삼성전자 IM(IT·모바일)담당 사장은 지난 10일 "유럽 현지에서 4인치대 화면에 대한 수요가 많아 갤럭시S3 미니를 출시할 예정"이라고 밝힌 바 있다.

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