KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini handset has gone up for preorder on T-Mobile UK, although there's no word on its release date yet.
Samsung announced its Galaxy S4 Mini in May essentially as a cheaper, smaller version of the firm's flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone. The handset features a 4.3in AMOLED screen paired with a dual-core 1.7GHz processor and Google's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system.
The phone's Android mobile operating system comes skinned with Samsung's Touchwiz user interface, providing the Galaxy S4 Mini with features such as Samsung Knox and Group Play.
The handset also features dual 8MP and 1.9MP cameras, 4G and HSDPA connectivity, NFC, a 1,900mAh battery and 8GB of internal storage, although only 5GB is available to the user.
These midrange specifications are reflected in the handset's pricing. T-Mobile is offering buyers a free Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini on a two-year £26 contract, complete with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of monthly data. Alternatively, users can downgrade to 100 minutes, in return for a more generous 750MB of data each month.
Orange's pricing is pretty similar, with the network offering the Galaxy S4 Mini on a £26 tariff with 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of monthly data.
For those who don't fancy getting tied into a contract, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini can also be preordered SIM-free, priced at 389.99. Once released, the handset will also be available via Three, which released a video of the phone last week that is embedded below.
The handset is expected to make its debut on shelves next month, but Samsung has yet to announce any availability details. µ
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