It's been over a week since Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S III mini at an event in Germany. The smaller brother to the hugely successful Galaxy S III, the mini is already up for pre-order at several UK retailers, though Samsung itself didn't give an official launch date at the unveiling.
Despite initial reports pointing to an earlier release, it seems retailers are settling on a November 8 ship date for the phone. Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u both list the 8th as the ship date for pre-orders. Meanwhile, Clove offers a little more information, revealing that the white model will ship on November 8 but the blue model won't be available for almost three weeks after, on November 26. Still no word on a U.S. release but we'll keep you posted.
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 launch, Samsung said that it was inspired to create a smaller Galaxy S III after research indicated a strong desire for the 4-inch form factor.