Posted January 25, 2013 by Gurneet Kour in Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Out in Grey Market, Coming Soon Officially?

One of the leading brands in the market, Samsung, launches a range of mobile phones every couple of months. They have initially launched the Galaxy Series in 2010.   After the launch of record breaking Galaxy S3 in the market, Samsung had launched galaxy S3 Mini in October 2012. It seems to be the smaller version of Galaxy S3, and now it went available in grey market. Thus, we can surely say that the phone should be launched officially in anytime soon, but Samsung’s officials had rejected the same when we tried to ask them. Though, Samsung might not take the risk, as they just recently launched Samsung Galaxy Grand which is competing with Micromax A116.

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Some interesting things about the mobile phone are 4 inch super AMOLED WVGA display along with 480×800 pixels of resolution supporting android 4.1 aka Jelly Beam as an operating system with a capacitive touch screen. The device is not as small but in comparison to galaxy S3, it is much easier to handle. It has 8-16 GB internal memory and also expandable up to 32GB, 1 GB RAM. The device supports 1 GHz dual core cortex A9 processor. Other characteristics like GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC are also provided. 5MP camera having an auto focus , LED flash, photo quality comparison with the features of geo tagging, face detection. For video recording, device supports 720p resolution@30fps(frames per second) with VGA format.

Features of Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini i8190:

  • Chipset of NovaThor U8420.
  • Dimensions of 121.6x63x9.9mm and 111.5gms weight.
  • Mali-400 as a graphic processing unit.
  • Phone supports A-GPS and GLONASS.
  • Mp4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 format for video player and Mp3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC format for audio player.
  • Standby time upto 450h in 2G,upto 430h in 3G.
  • Talktime upto 14 h10 min in 2G, upto 7h10 min in 3G.
  • Battery life of li-on 1500 mAh.


  • Lot of applications like accelometer, gyro, proximity and compass sensors.
  • Java applications via Java MIDP emulator.
  • Additional applications like youtube, google search, gmail, maps , calenders, google talk, picasa, swipe.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini i8190 will be available in different type of colors like white, blue, titan grey, amber brown , garnet red, onyx black. In the grey market it is available for Rs. 17,750. Official price is the matter of when it would be made available officially by Samsung. We will keep you posted about same, Stay tuned.Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Out in Grey Market, Coming Soon Officially?, 5.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

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Gurneet Kour