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Samsung reveals Galaxy S3 Mini release date

Coming to the UK next week
Thu Nov 01 2012, 10:27
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini smartphone running Android 4.1 slanted view

KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung disclosed today that its Galaxy S3 Mini will be coming to the UK in one week.

Although Phones 4U had previously said that it would start shipping the handset on 1 November, Samsung announced today that it will in fact be released on 8 November.

There's no word on SIM free pricing for the Galaxy S3 Mini yet, but Phones 4U is offering it for free on contracts from £25 a month. This two-year Vodafone contract offers the phone with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data monthly.

If that doesn't do it for you, Samsung has said that the phone will be available through all UK mobile networks and from a number of retailers.

In terms of specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is essentially a downgraded version of the high-end Galaxy S3. It features a recent version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and comes with a 1GHz dual-core processor and a 4in WVGA screen.

There's also a 5MP rear-facing camera, a VGA front-facing camera, either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage and support for 4G LTE connectivity. µ


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