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Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim quietly unveiled

It seems there’s some money left to squeeze from the popular Galaxy S3 name, as Samsung has another spinoff to sell. So even though we have all sorts of Galaxy S4 variants and the all new Galaxy S5, what we have here is the quietly unveiled Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim—a quad-core smartphone with entry-level specs.

That the Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim comes equipped with comparatively outdated hardware (which is also paired with an aging Android 4.2 Jelly Bean) is probably why its manufacturer chose to put it under the third S generation. Even the Slim moniker is misleading; this new phone’s profile measures 9.7mm whereas the original S3 is only 8.6mm thin. It also offers a 4.52-inch display with qHD resolution, an undisclosed quad-core processor that’s clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB internal storage. It looks like the slimness just refers to these light specs.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim Specs

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4.52-inch TFT LCD (540×960 qHD), ~244ppi
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 5-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G, HSPA+ 850/2100MHz
  • EDGE, GPRS 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Dimensions: 133 x 66 x 9.7mm
  • Weight: 139g
  • 2100mAh battery

Available in either black or white variant, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim also features a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with a VGA front-facing counterpart. Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback is also available. With a 2100mAh battery, the device is able to last up to 8 hours on video playback.

For now, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Slim has only appeared at Brazil, though its eventually expansion to other developing markets is probable. Pricing for this entry-level smartphone is not yet available, but it’s selling for approximately Php12,300 in China as the Galaxy Win Pro.

[Source: Samsung Brazil]

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