Cat's out of the bag.
Samsung's much rumored Galaxy S III Mini has been slated for an October 11 unveiling since last week. However, today, Samsung itself confirmed the device's existence.
"Galaxy S III Mini will come with 4-inch display and we are going to unveil the product tomorrow," Samsung UK told Pocket-Lint.
Last week, the German press was invited to a mysterious Samsung event scheduled for Thursday, October 11. At the time, there was a bit of speculation as to whether or not this event could be the official unveiling of the Galaxy S III Mini. On Wednesday, speculation turned to confirmation, as the Verge and Pocket-Lint both reported receiving confirmation directly from Samsung.
The official confirmation comes on the same day as JK Shin, head of mobile communications at Samsung, spilled the beans on the device. Shin is said to have confirmed the Thursday launch of the 4-inch Galaxy S III Mini on Wednesday, revealing that the device was inspired by an increased demand for 4-inch phones in Europe. Whether or not this means the U.S. market will miss out on the GSIII Mini remains to be seen. However, Samsung frequently launches new products outside of the U.S., in Europe or Asia, and later brings them to the U.S. With any luck, the South Korean company will follow that same pattern with the Galaxy S III Mini.
The Galaxy S III Mini is rumored to pack a dual-core 1GHz CPU, a 5-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of Storage, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. We'll bring you the latest on this tomorrow afternoon.