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.