Samsung has announced plans for a smaller version of the Galaxy S3, corroborating rumours doing the rounds on tech sites in recent weeks.
JK Shin, head of mobile communications at the phone-maker, told South Korean press corps types that the phone will be unveiled at a press call in Germany tomorrow.
He said: “We’ll be launching a four-inch Galaxy S3 on the 11th in Germany.
“There’s a lot of demand for a four-inch screen device in Europe. Some call it an entry-level device, but we call it ‘mini.’”
Shin did not reveal anything more about the phone. However, rumours suggest that it will swap the rippling sinews of the standard S3’s quad-core processor for a decidedly less brawny dual-core number.
Samsung is also expected to keep the cost of the Galaxy S3 Mini down by trimming the on board camera from eight to five megapixels.
Unlike its more illustrious older brother, which arrived running the somewhat superannuated Ice Cream Sandwich edition of Android, the S3 Mini is likely to debut the latest Jelly Bean iteration of Google’s operating system.