Galaxy SIII Mini Launch date confirmed

Like the Samsung Galaxy SIII but don’t like the large screen size? In just one week you’ll be able to pick up the new SII Mini. Available to buy next Thursday (November 8th), the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) handset also includes Sims 3 and Bejewelled 2. It has a 5 megapixel rear camera (plus a VGA front cam) and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz CPU. The screen is 4″ WVGA Super AMOLED unit, which is slightly smaller than the original SIII.

Other specs include an FM Radio, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 8/16GB ROM, 1GB RAM and a microSD card slot. It measures in at 121.55 x 63 x 9.9 mm and weighs in at just 120 grams. You also get 50GB of Dropbox space which lasts for two years.

We’re also hearing that O2 will be carrying the handset in both colours. Expected price (SIM free) is £298.90. We’ll let you know when we have contract pricing.


New addition to Samsung’s Galaxy portfolio to hit shops on the 8th November with a range of free content

1st November 2012, London, UK – Samsung Mobile UK today announced that the Galaxy S III Mini, a compact version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, will be available in the UK from Thursday 8th November with free content, including The Sims 3 and Bejewelled 2.

The stylish and compact design offers a comfortable grip and an impressive 4.0-inch AMOLED screen, allowing people to enjoy a fantastic range of features such as Chat On, Buddy Photo Share, Social Tag and the Official Top 40 Charts app.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications & Networks, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “Our latest addition to the Galaxy portfolio, the Galaxy S III Mini brings the high performance, intuitive ease-of-use and nature-inspired design of the Galaxy S III in a new elegant yet compact form. Following the massive success and popularity of the Galaxy S III and all its features, we are confident customers will enjoy the Galaxy SIII Mini when it hits the shelves on the 8th November.”

The Galaxy S III Mini is powered by Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the latest version of the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, benefitting from fast, fluid and smooth graphics along with a new Google Search™ experience featuring Google Now™.

Packed with the key features that have made the Galaxy S III, one of this years’ most sought after smartphones, including intelligent technology designed to make interacting with the phone natural and intuitive, this compact version features the ability to understand human gestures, S Voice; which provides customised commands as well as Direct Call which allows customers to automatically call that person simply from the motion of lifting the phone to their ear collate to make an efficient and natural user experience.

In addition, the Galaxy S III Mini gives customers access to the Samsung Video and Games Hub, as well as a 50GB Dropbox which is free for two years. Smart Stay and Best Photo features are also provided, helping to capture the prefect shot when using the 5 mega pixel camera.

The Galaxy S III Mini will be available to buy in the UK across all major networks, key high street and out of town electrical retailers and online retailers from 8th November.


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Note to Editors:

Galaxy S III Mini Product Specifications


HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100

EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900


4.0” WVGA Super AMOLED


Dual Core 1GHz


Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean)


5MP AF + LED Flash / VGA Front


H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1,

SorensonSpark, WMV7, WMV8

Recording/ Playback : 720p



WMA, OGG(Vorbis), FLAC



Game/Video/ Readers/Music Hub
Kies, KiesAir
FM Radio (RDS)
Pop up play

Google Mobile Services

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude

Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies

Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads


WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40


Bluetooth® 4.0(LE)


Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro


  8/16GB ROM+ 1GB RAM

microSDup to 32GB


121.55 x 63 x 9.9 mm, 120 g


1,500 mAh