The Galaxy S III is one of the best phones you can buy. It's fast, it's beautiful, it's got guts most handsets can only dream of. Which is why it's so disappointing—inexplicable, even—that Samsung's Galaxy S III mini isn't just the same, but smaller. It's a lesser phone in every conceivable way. And that sucks.
We got really excited yesterday when we heard there would be a miniaturized Galaxy S III coming. Our excitement didn't last long, because a second rumor hinted that the specs wouldn't be anywhere close to the original S III.
Samsung has confirmed that it will unveil a new, smaller Galaxy SIII on October 11th. The new phone won't be a budget version, but rather a (slightly) scaled-down device, with a four-inch screen for those who prefer a more pocketable handset.