Galaxy mini S8: If the small smartphone yet?

Ever since the Samsung S6 there is no mini-version more of the Galaxy models. Now is supposed to come but a mini Galaxy S8. We show you the expected specifications and why a Galaxy S8 mini is unlikely. In addition, there has long been a "S8 mini" with the latest hardware from Samsung.

Smartphones were getting bigger lately. The mini-series of Samsung used to stand for small phones with enough computing power. The Galaxy S5 mini example, had a screen diagonal of 4.5 inches, a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a CPU a Exynos 3470 Quad Core featuring 1.4 GHz. However, the S5 mini was also the last of his series.

Therefore, the odds are probably bad for a mini S8, right? Not quite.

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Galaxy S8 mini: suspected Specifications & image

Updated on 07/07/17: GSM Arena reported that according to the website Home IT perhaps a Galaxy mini S8 comes.

Sun sees the Galaxy S8 mini? Source: IT HomeSun sees the Galaxy S8 mini? Source: IT Home

The following specifications are suggested:

display5.3 inches (which is to act as 4.7 inches in hand)
Aspect Ratio 5.18: 9
CPUSnapdragon 821
GPUAdreno 530
Random Access Memory (RAM)4 GB
Internal memory32 GB
camera behind12 MP
OthersIris scanner

How likely is a Galaxy S8 mini?

Since Samsung has not continued the mini-series mini since S5, a Samsung Galaxy mini S8 is actually unlikely. After all, who wonders why Samsung did not continue the mini-series, eventually comes to the conclusion that that's not true. Samsung has just renamed the mini series basically.

More smartphone Samsung Galaxy S 8 in the test

Those looking for decent performance in a handy mini-smartphone, today looks at the A3 devices from Samsung at. While there is also the A5 smartphones, but has the model in 2017 almost the same outer dimensions as the Galaxy S8, as our chart shows. The display dimensions, however, see course different, but interested in a mini-model even treat the handiness.

The Galaxy A3 is of the external dimensions of a mini-smartphone of the S8.The Galaxy A3 is of the external dimensions of a mini-smartphone of the S8.
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The Galaxy A3 (2017) is a Galaxy S8 mini

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) would have expressed interest if you want to have a decent mini-smartphone from Samsung. Even if the display does not take up as much space as in the S8 (screen-to-body ratio).

SmartphoneSamsung Galaxy S8Galaxy A3 (2017)
Dimensions148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm
ReelaseApril 20, 2017January 2017
display5.8-inch, 1,440 x 2,960 pixels4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 pixels
processorOcta-core, 2,3 GHz (Exynos 8895)Octa-core, 1.6 GHz (Cortex-A53)
R.A.M.4 GB2 GB
data storage64 GB, and extendable up to 256 GB16 GB, and extendable up to 256 GB
camerasMP 12 (back), 8 MP (front), each with f / 1.7 apertureMP 13 (back), 8 MP (front), each with f / 1.9 aperture
battery pack3000 mAh2350 mAh
connectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (dual-band)
LTE Cat-16
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (dual-band)
LTE Cat 4
Bluetooth 4.2
operating systemAndroid 7.0 nougatAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
To dyeMidnight Black (Black), Arctic Silver (Gray), Orchid Gray (gray with blue-red stitch)Black, Blue, Gold, Peach-Cloud (Pink)
particularitiesIP68 certification (waterproof and dustproof), USB Type C, fingerprint scannerIP68 certification (waterproof and dustproof), USB Type C, fingerprint scanner
price799 euros261 euros
to buyBest on BestCheck.deBest on

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The Galaxy A3 you have to consider the following:

  • The Galaxy A3 costs less than a third of the S8. You can therefore theoretically you buy three A3 instead of a Galaxy S8.
  • Although the battery of smaller A3 (2350 mAh), but the display is even smaller and has a lower resolution. Therefore, small smartphones can hold may be longer than the high-end models.
  • As the older model Galaxy A3 (2016) to get an update to Android 7.0 nougat that the A3 (2017) is also probable.
  • 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory are still ok. The latter can expand it by a microSD card.
  • If you do not like A3 (2017), you will find your dream smartphone through our Smartphone buyer's guide.

Which Smartphone is THE Samsung Galaxy mini S8 for you? If Samsung revive the series again? Write us in the comments.


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