Samsung Galaxy S III Mini to Launch in UK November 8

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.

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  • Anonymous
    "Even people on social support seem to afford our flagship phone, and it is out-selling pretty much every phone in history. How can we possibly screw up bad enough to let the competition catch up?"

    "I know! Instead of continuing to improve our flagship product so that it can possibly even dominate the iPhone5, once we make a couple software improvements, let's waste our money and create a hampered, inferior version of the same product.

    This version will be completely clobbered when it is compared to.. well.. virtually any other model out there, and all that wasted money will take valuable focus away from pushing our flagship, currently dominating model!".

    "Great Idea!"
  • hate machine
    Choice.
  • thefizzle656
    Deceptive marketing as this phone doesn't share much in common with the real SGIII except for the design. People wanting a smaller phone will probably pick this up thinking it is the same thing just with a smaller screen. It would be like Apple re-releasing the 4S as the 5 Mini.