It has been a while since the Galaxy S III reigned as Samsung’s flagship phone. The big hit of 2012 has two successors already but Samsung is not ready to let the handset to get forgotten just yet. The company decided to refresh its older phone and quietly launched a new version called the Galaxy S III Slim. The device is currently available only in Brazil and offers lower specs at a cheaper price than the original Galaxy S III we know.
Samsung Galaxy S III Slim Phone
Firs of all, don’t let the Samsung fool you. The name of the phone is a tad misleading. Contrary to what you might think, the last part of the name, Slim, doesn’t refer to the phone’s physical measurements. In fact, at 9.7 mm, the handset is actually thicker than the original Galaxy S III which has a profile of 8.6 mm. What was slimmed down is not the phone’s body but its specs.
The original Galaxy S III is no longer a high-end smartphone by today’s standards, however, the Galaxy S III Slim offers lesser specs. The phone sports a 4.5-inch TFT display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor of unspecified maker. There is 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory expandable up to 32 GB via micro SD card.
On the back of the Galaxy S III Slim sits a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash while a VGA front-facing shooter is located on the front panel. Connectivity options include 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS + GLONASS. No LTE connectivity, sorry. Powered by a 2,100 mAh battery, the Galaxy S III Slim will ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, though the phone is expected to be updated to 4.4.2 KitKat some time next month.
The handset is available in black and while color options only in Brazil at the moment. Although it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, it is very probable that it will go on sale in other emerging markets too.
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