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UK Retailer Clove Puts Galaxy S III Mini Up for Pre-order

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That was quick.

Samsung's Galaxy S III flagship smartphone has been hugely successful. This week, the company gave the device a little brother in the form of the Galaxy S III Mini. Measuring four inches in size (compared to the GSIII's 4.6-inch display), the GSIII Mini was confirmed yesterday at a launch event in Germany.

 

Though Samsung didn't mention a release date for the phone, that hasn't stopped UK retailer Clove from throwing open pre-orders on the device. The etailer emailed us last night to let us know that while there was no ETA for the Galaxy S III Mini just yet, it had the phone up for pre-order and priced at £249 (£298.80 including VAT). We're sure you could cut that price down a little if you were to get it subsidized through a carrier, but details on that aren't yet available.

The Galaxy S III Mini packs a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 4-inch, WVGA AMOLED screen, 8 or 16GB (up to 32GB of external via microSD), a 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing camera for video chat, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, GPS, and NFC. Samsung said yesterday that it was inspired to create a smaller Galaxy S III after research indicated a strong desire for the 4-inch form factor.

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    Scanlia , October 12, 2012 12:21 PM
    Good on them!
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    silverblue , October 12, 2012 12:24 PM
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    Measuring four inches in size (compared to the GSIII's 4.6-inch display)


    The Galaxy S III has a 4.8" screen. Just sayin'. :) 

    The Mini looks okay, but it is specced slightly lower than the Galaxy S II. The only advantage it has is NFC, and that's hardly going to set the world on fire. It might also have been left a little wanting in the battery capacity area.

    To me, it looks like a way of stealing iPhone sales by having an identically sized device at a much cheaper price. Sneaky, but the specs are just too low.
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    icemunk , October 12, 2012 1:17 PM
    silverblueThe Galaxy S III has a 4.8" screen. Just sayin'. The Mini looks okay, but it is specced slightly lower than the Galaxy S II. The only advantage it has is NFC, and that's hardly going to set the world on fire. It might also have been left a little wanting in the battery capacity area.To me, it looks like a way of stealing iPhone sales by having an identically sized device at a much cheaper price. Sneaky, but the specs are just too low.


    The specs are fine for the market they are going for. Samsung actually had a 4" phone in 2009 with the Galaxy S. It was a 4" screen, and large for it's time. This phone is going for a middle market, and the specs are actually pretty darn good for a casual user. It's a nice little phone imo.
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    silverblue , October 12, 2012 1:31 PM
    Yes, but we're nearly three years down the path from the original Galaxy S (I had one). I think the problem is that it has "S" in the name whereas previous models have clearly separated themselves from the high-end phones by not doing so.

    It has a Mali-400MP GPU which is actually pretty good, and with the 1GB of RAM I'm probably being a bit unfair.
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    fuzzion , October 12, 2012 5:50 PM
    Come on iSheep. Where are you? Where are your snazzy comments?
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    WyomingKnott , October 12, 2012 8:38 PM
    fuzzionCome on iSheep. Where are you? Where are your snazzy comments?

    iBaah. iBaah.