Samsung Galaxy S3 mini release date – 2 November
Samsung’s new mid-range Android handset, which is the baby brother of the Samsung Galaxy S3, will be available to buy from 2 November onwards, with both shops already taking pre-orders.
Samsung Galaxy S3 mini price – £294.98
The Galaxy S3 mini is a mid-range phone so it’s quite a bit cheaper than its flagship namesake, though not as cheap as we might have expected. SIM-free and unlocked you can pick it up for £294.98, while phones4U is listing a variety of deals with Vodafone, Orange and O2, with the phone being free on 24 month contracts of above about £25.
At those sorts of prices it’s in the same sort of price bracket as the far superior HTC One X. But, we expect prices to settle down to a lower level than this in the coming days and weeks.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini launched yesterday, after having been highly anticipated for several weeks. But, hopes of it being a true mini version of Samsung’s flagship Android phone were soon dashed. Instead it sports a modest specification of a dual-core 1GHz processor, 4in WVGA screen and 8/16GB storage options, with both NFC and 4G missing.
It still retains the S3’s styling, though, and should prove a great buy for those looking to save a few pennies.
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