March 21, 2011 | by Lars Aronsson
Thanks to a leak from carrier Three in the UK, a smaller edition of the upcoming superphone Samsung Galaxy S2 has been revealed. It’s called Galaxy S2 Mini – a somewhat misleading moniker, since the device rocks a 3.7-inch screen. Whether or not it’s an SAMOLED Plus display like the one that graces its big brother, or a Super LCD, remains to be seen.
Samsung has equipped the Galaxy S2 Mini with an impressive 1.4GHz processor, but it seems unlikely that it features dual cores. Other specs that are mentioned in the leak include 21Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, a 5MP shooter with LED flash on the back of the device, and the now more or less mandatory VGA camera on the front for video calling. The device is said to feature Android Gingerbread — Samsung’s custom TouchWiz interface isn’t mentioned.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 Mini is part of 3 UK’s spring and summer lineup, but exactly when it will be released, and in what other markets it will be available, is still unclear.
Some people consider 3.7” to be the optimal screen size, and don’t want a bulky Android phone. What do you think about the Galaxy S2 Mini – will it be a success?