Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Vs Galaxy S Duos

About three weeks ago, I got a mailer about an old variant of the Galaxy range of smartphones, one which has already been released 2 years ago, the Galaxy S. Only this was called the Galaxy S Duos, of course the Dual Sim version. What struck me strange about it was the similarity to the Galaxy S3, and only the screen size difference stood out, in all other aspects it looked identical. A few days ago, we learned about a cheaper, smaller model of the Galaxy S3 that Samsung had plans to infiltrate into the consumer market,called the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Scratching my head,I couldn’t help but wonder how painstakingly close it matched almost every finite detail to the Galaxy S Duos. I drew up some comparing  specs of  them both to see how close I could match them.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Vs Galaxy S Duos

Specification S3 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Vs Galaxy S Duos

 S Duos

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Vs Galaxy S Duos

Screen Size 4″ 4″
Display 480*800 480*800
Battery 1500mAh 1500mAh
Processor 1GHz dual-core processor 1GHz dual-core processor
Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Thinness 9.85mm 10.57mm
OS Android 4.1 Android 4
Size 121.55*63 121.5*63.1
Networks 850/900/1800/1900/2100 Mhz 850/900/1800/1900/2100 Mhz
Internal Memory  8/16 GB  4 GB
External Memory  upto 32GB  upto 32GB
 Price (approx)  $415  $336

Just a hairline of  a change between both of them,even though the Galaxy S is a reboot of a two year old phone. It would be interesting to note that just like the S Duos was primarily built and marketed in  the Asia Pacific Region, the S3 Mini might follow suit. This could be a longer wait for users in the US. there are two possible reasons for this, either Samsung believes economically  developing markets in Asia and Europe will be quicker to grab these models or they prefer to wait  to release it in the  US until the  original S3 runs its course till sales drop,after which they can introduce it there. Also the US could be seen as a more premium market segment with easier and more spending power,and prematurely marketing the Mini could affect sales of the original S3.

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