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O2 will sell the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Will offer the Galaxy Music next month too
Mon Oct 22 2012, 10:08
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini smartphone running Android 4.1 slanted view

BUBBLY MOBILE OPERATOR O2 has revealed that it plans to sell the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, which will be released in the UK at the beginning of next month.

We spotted the phone on O2's coming soon webpage, although the network has yet to reveal the handset's pricing and release date.

However, Phones 4U has already revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini will appear on 2 November, costing around £25 a month on a two year contract, almost the same price as its larger Galaxy S3 counterpart. UK retailer Clove has also revealed that the phone will cost £305 SIM free, so we can expect it to fetch around the same on pay as you go too.

That price is pretty disappointing, considering the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini's specifications, which struggled to excite us at the handset's announcement. Although it comes running Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, it features a mid-range 4in WVGA AMOLED screen, a 1GHz dual-core processor and a 5MP rear-facing camera.

Still, there's also a VGA front-facing camera, either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, a 1500mAh battery and support for 4G connectivity.

O2's coming soon webpage also reveals that the operator will soon be stocking Samsung's Windows Phone 8 powered Ativ S smartphone, along with the cheap and cheerful Samsung Galaxy Music. µ


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