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Samsung discreetly unveils Galaxy S3 Slim with Android 4.2 and 4.5-inch screen

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Galaxy S3 SlimOh, Samsung, you’re so silly sometimes. You’re about to release the Galaxy S5, yet to clarify S3’s Android 4.4 KitKat status, and at the same time almost ready to roll out a bizarrely named GS3 Slim. Um, “Slim”? Nuh-uh, it’s 9.7 mm thick, so 1.1 mm chunkier than the original two-year-old S3.

Ironically, the S3 Slim looks nothing like the S3, and its specs are all in all considerably inferior. So what’s up with the branding? Well, let’s put it this way. If Samsung would have marketed the phone as, I don’t know, the Galaxy Core Neo, Galaxy Express 2 Plus or under any other moniker not tied to the S line, would we be still talking about it now? Not a chance.

Then again, odds are us hyping it up (or down) won’t make much of a difference for S3 Slim’s sales numbers. Right now, the 4.5 incher is only listed on Samsung’s Brazil-dedicated website, so it’s likely a South American exclusive.

No words on the financial aspect of the equation, but don’t start saving up already, as the qHD screen resolution, quad-core 1.2 GHz chip, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB built-in storage, 5 MP rear-facing camera, 2,100 mAh battery and pre-loaded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean should command a fairly low price. $300, $350, more, less? We’ll see.

Via [NDTV Gadgets]

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