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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Hitting UK Next Week

By - Source: Samsung (via Engadget) | B 7 comments

A little later than expected.

Last month, Samsung gave its flagship Galaxy S III Smartphone a baby brother. Measuring four inches in size (compared to the GSIII's 4.6-inch display), the Galaxy S III Mini was confirmed at a launch event in Germany. It later emerged, thanks to pre-order pages from retailers, that the phone would be launching in the United Kingdom in November. Though the release date was thought to be November 2 (tomorrow!), that's apparently not the case.

Samsung today announced that the pint-sized Galaxy would be headed to UK stores on November 8, which is this day next week. Luckily, you won't have to switch networks to get your hands on this device, as Samsung revealed that it will be available across all major networks when it launches next week.

"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," said Samsung UK & Ireland's Simon Stanford. " 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 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. At its unveiling, Samsung said it was inspired to create a smaller Galaxy S III after research indicated a strong desire for the 4-inch form factor.

Still no word on a U.S. launch, but we'll keep you posted.

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    eternalkp , November 1, 2012 4:56 PM
    hahaha, samsung refuses to stop goofing on apple
    good for you samsung
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    mynameis1 , November 1, 2012 5:24 PM
    yes good for them !!
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    Au_equus , November 1, 2012 6:21 PM
    lot of fapples in this bunch...
    samsung and the rest of the android family had 4" phones waaaaaaaaayyyyy before the fruit company did. at least 2 years before. apple's 5's 4" screen is only a reaction to its consumer base oogling over the bigger screens of their android counterparts.
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    monkeymonk , November 1, 2012 7:31 PM
    Nice to have more options for those that want smaller screens.
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    toolman129 , November 1, 2012 7:40 PM
    but the GS3 has a 4.8" display...
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    24oz , November 2, 2012 12:16 AM
    Hope they bring this to the US.4.8" display too big for me and my pockets.
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    robochump , November 2, 2012 12:38 AM
    I know a few girls that dont like the S3's large screen and wanted something smaller. The S3 mini may be known as the girls S3, so you guys better not buy one...lol.