The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has been released and is now on sale in the UK with the Samsung Galaxy S4 spinoff setting wannabe owners back a considerable £350 on a PAYG basis.
Formally unveiled last month, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a 4.3-inch spinoff to the flagship S4, seeing a scaled down take on the market leading handset sport a similar design but a drastically reduced spec. Leading network provider Three has confirmed that it will start selling the phone today, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to be available in all stores tomorrow, July 2.
“The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini offers many of the popular features that the original S4 does, just in a smaller shell, making it even easier to fit into your life, and your hand,” Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three said. “With features such as social tag, people can update friends on fun and silly experiences, uploading pictures onto their favourite social networks quickly, using Three’s Ultrafast network.”
With the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini price set at a sizeable £349.99 when purchased on a PAYG basis, Three has confirmed that it will offer the dual-core Android handset for free when taken out on a two year, £26 per month contract.
A 4G capable handset, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will be compatible with Three’s 4G network when it launches in the future. At present only EE is offering the S4 Mini on a 4G platform from launch.
Giving wannabe owners a variety of options when picking up the first of a trio of S4 spinoffs which also includes the waterproof Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and the camera heavy Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, Three has revealed the Mini, on a £26 tariff will come bundled with the company’s Ultimate Internet 100 plan. Those after the popular One Plan can pick up the S4 Mini on a £32 per month deal.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Features
Aside from the design, the Samsung Galaxy S4 features little in common with its big brother. A replacement to the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini it boasts a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display with a 960 x 540p resolution.
With a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU running the show, a Samsung Galaxy S4 specs sheet is further enhanced by 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD. While an 8-megapixel camera features on the handset’s rear, a second, 1.9-megapixel snapper up front.
Measuring in at 8.9mm thick and 107g in weight, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered by Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and a 1900mAh Lithium-Ion battery.
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