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
|Processor||1GHz dual-core processor||1GHz dual-core processor|
|Camera||5 MP||5 MP|
|OS||Android 4.1||Android 4|
|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|
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.