Samsung has unveiled a smaller version of its Galaxy S3 smartphone, reducing the screen size by 0.8 of an inch to 4 inches, bringing it in line with Apple's iPhone 5. The handset runs on Jelly Bean, the latest version of Google's Android operating system. Samsung has not yet shared details of when the device will go on sale.
The announcement comes at a time Apple are expected to launch a 7-inch iPad, although that has yet to be confirmed.
The Galaxy S3 Mini, details of which had been widely leaked prior to Thursday's announcement, comes just six months after the launch of the well-received larger model.
The Mini has a five megapixel camera on its rear, with a lower quality VGA camera on its front.
It retains some key features of the larger model, such as an Near Field Communication (NFC) chip, which enables contactless payments.
Sacrificed in the downsize is some processing power - the model drops from the big S3's quad-core chip to a dual-core - and some screen clarity.
The S3 Mini's display offers fewer pixels - 800x480 - compared to the higher definition 720p display of the original.
While obviously smaller in size, the S3 Mini is a millimeter thicker.