UK MOBILE OPERATOR Three has started selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, and it's not much cheaper than its flagship big brother.
At the Three website, the Galaxy S5 Mini can be picked up on a number of different tariffs - each of which comes with a £29 upfront charge for the handset.
The cheapest tariff is a £26 offering, which comes with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data. Bump this to £29 and you have the choice of either doubling your data allowance to 2GB or unlimited monthly minutes.
Three's most expensive tariff comes in at £32 per month, including 600 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data.
For those who don't fancy forking out close to £700 for the smartphone over 24 months, Three is also offering the Galaxy S5 Mini on pay as you go, where it is priced at £349.99. Three also recently announced that it sells all of its handsets unlocked, so this would work with any network.
The Galaxy S5 Mini was unveiled last month as a cheaper, smaller alternative to the flagship Galaxy S5. There's a smaller 4.5in HD 720p screen, along with a downsized quad-core 1.4GHz processor and 1.5GB of RAM.
Still, following in the footsteps of its flagship sibling, the Galaxy S5 Mini has a perforated plastic design complete with IP67 certification, and houses a heart rate sensor in its rear casing. Much like the Galaxy S5, there's also a fingerprint scanner in the handset's home button.
Beyond that, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini features Google's Android 4.4.2 Kitkat mobile operating system skinned with Samsung's Touchwiz user interface, dual 8MP and 2.1MP cameras, 4G LTE support, and a 2,100mAh battery. µ
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