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EE says Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini with 4G is set for UK release

Keeps quiet on pricing
Thu May 30 2013, 15:21
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

UK MOBILE OPERATOR EE has revealed that it will be selling the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini with 4G, following the handset's unveiling earlier today.

Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 Mini on Thursday, following months of speculation surrounding the pint-sized smartphone. As expected, the handset features a smaller screen than the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4, measuring 4.3in, and features a dual-core 1.7GHz processor and the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system.

The device, which comes skinned with Samsung's Touchwiz user interface, also features an 8MP rear-facing camera, a front-facing camera and 8GB of internal storage, of which 5GB is available to the user.

Samsung announced that the handset will be available in three different versions - 3G, 3G dual-sim and 4G - although it failed to mention which of these will arrive in the UK. However, EE has since revealed that it will be offering the LTE model, as well as the 3G model on Orange and T-Mobile.

EE said in a statement sent to The INQUIRER, "We can confirm we plan to stock the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini from launch. It will be available on our superfast 4GEE service as well as on our Orange and T-Mobile UK brands. Further details on pricing and availability will be announced in due course."

The operator failed to mention availability details, but thanks to Carphone Warehouse we know it's coming in July. We're assuming it will cost about the same as the Nokia Lumia 820 on EE, which means it will likely be available from around £31 a month. Presumably it will be cheaper on Orange and T-Mobile. µ


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