Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini to be launched October 11?

In a bid to capitalise on the success of the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Korean handset manufacturer looks set to hold a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini launch event on October 11 after the manufacturer’s German arm sent out invites to a special event promising “something small”.

The invites, written in German, can be roughly translated as “something small will be really big” followed by “get ready for a little sensation.”

It reminds us a little of the phrase used to sell the Samsung Galaxy S3: “the next big thing is already here,” while last year’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus was teased with the phrase “something big is coming.”

Add in the distinctive ‘S’ logo that accompanies all Samsung Galaxy devices slap bang in the middle of the invite, and it all points to the launch of a small Galaxy devices.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has been rumoured for a few months now, and a number of sources are pointing to an imminent launch. Dutch site GSM Helpdesk, for example, recently reported that the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini would be coming out by the end of the year.

Meanwhile German site Mobiflip, which is the source of the above invite information, reckons that “anything else would not make sense for me at the moment.”

The device itself will apparently feature a 4-inch (hardly small by a certain fruity manufacturer’s standards) 800 x 480 display, rather like the original Galaxy S. It’ll apparently run on a dual-core processor and will sport a 5-megapixel camera. Expect it to run Jelly Bean out of the box, too.

Looking set to spark further tension in the ongoing iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 rivalry, the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini release date is tipped to take place just weeks after unveiled its latest generation smartphone. Despite selling more than 5 million units in its opening three days on sale, the iPhone 5 failed to become the UK’s most popular smartphone for September, losing out to the Samsung Galaxy S3.

We’ve only got around a week to wait before we find out what kind of mini marvel Samsung has in mind.

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