Samsung has recently sent out a (German) press invite for an event on October 11th. What is the event all about? Rumors suggest it might be the announcement of a smaller version of the Galaxy S3. The invite continues the Samsung tradition of hinting at what they might be announcing in order to drive more speculation and excitment. This time the tagline is, “So big can be small. And so small can be big”. The backgroudn also has a big S logo.
A smaller version of the S3 could certainly be good idea. While some users like bigger phones, others prefer devices in the 4 to 4.5-inch range- Galaxy S3 is 4.8-inches. This is pocketable, but it is still a little big and certainly won’t fit comfortably in all types of pant pockets, like tighter jeans for example.
A Galaxy S3 with a smaller size would also give a more ‘direct’ iPhone 5 competitor. While many iPhone users are very loyal and wouldn’t consider a Samsung alternative, a mini Galaxy S3 might appeal to those users that are on the fence. Especially since the Galaxy S3 it doesn’t have all of the all the map, Wi-Fi and scuffing problems that come with Apple’s newest smartphone offering.
What do you think? Would you consider a smaller Galaxy S3 over the iPhone 5?