Samsung has announced that those looking to grab a Galaxy S III mini will be getting more colour options. According to GSMArena, the new colours are Garnet Red, Onyx Black, Titan Gray and Amber Brown. This is in addition to the Ceramic White and Pebble Blue colours already available.

Thanks to the new colour options, the Galaxy S III mini now has the same number of colours as the full-sized Galaxy S III. While the new colours are available only on the French Samsung site for now, they will probably make their way to other countries in due time.

Some of the new colour options include red....

Some of the new colour options include red….

The phone was launched back in October 2012. Visually, it essentially looks like a smaller version of the Galaxy S III. The size of the display has been discussed much, as 4 inches is not exactly small, but in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S III, this handset could be much easier to handle. Like previous rumours had suggested, this handset is heavily based on the Galaxy S III and this feature translates to the design of this latest model as well. As far as the technical specifications of the handset go, the Galaxy S III mini is powered by a dual core 1GHz NovaThor U8420 processor and comes equipped with 1GB RAM. If there was any doubt about what operating system would be used in this handset, since it is not exactly a high-end model, then Samsung has not held back on this front and has stated that the phone will ship with Google’s latest Android operating system 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Here is a quick look at the highlighted features of this handset:

  • 4-inch Super AMOLED display with a WVGA resolution of 480 x 800 pixels
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA support, NFC
  • GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS,
  • USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
  • 5MP camera with AF, LED flash, BSI sensor and 720p HD video recording
  • VGA front facing camera for video chat
  • 16/32GB Internal memory, all with all with expandable support up to 32GB MicroSD card
... and brown, among others

… and brown, among others

Apart from the above mentioned features, this handset comes loaded with sensors for an accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.  The brand has used a 1500mAh battery on this smartphone and this should be sufficient given the specifications of the device. As far as the size of this handset goes, the Galaxy S III mini measures 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm and weighs in at 111.5 g.

The Galaxy S III mini is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the latest version of the world's most popular smartphone operating system. Jelly Bean has fast, fluid and smooth graphics along with a new Google Search experience featuring Google Now.

Commenting on the design of the handset, Samsung states that its ultra-minimal curved frame delivers a natural feel, which is also seen on its nature-inspired home screen, wallpapers and ringtones.

The Galaxy S III mini is packed with technology that the company claims is designed to make interacting with the phone incredibly natural and intuitive. S Voice, Samsung's natural language recognition software, lets a user use their voice to unlock the phone with simple customised commands, or to play their favourite songs, turn the volume up or down, organise schedules, or automatically launch the camera to start taking photos.

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