Samsung’s Galaxy S III mini smartphone, the smaller flavor of the company’s flagship Android-based device, is expected to become available for purchase in the UK before the end of this week, and the price tag for it has been officially confirmed as well.
The handset will be released in the country through The Carphone Warehouse featuring a price tag of £25 per month with the signing of a contract agreement, the retailer has announced. Users looking to upgrade will receive it at the same price.
Moreover, the company will make the smartphone available for purchase SIM-free, with a cost of £300 ($480 / €375) attached to it, just as previously rumored.
Although a smaller flavor of the Galaxy S III, the new device comes with powerful features packed inside, being capable of delivering great performance levels to all users.
“Smart stay was a feature that many were intrigued with; stare at the screen, and the S III Mini will recognize your face, keeping the screen bright until you look away,” a press release from The Carphone Warehouse reads.
“The trick is pulled off thanks to some clever software that’s coupled with the front facing camera. It actually recognises your eyes and tracks them, enabling it to determine when you’re reading, and when you’re done.”
The smartphone comes with battery saving capabilities, while also packing popular features inside, such as Popup play, S Voice, and all the enhancements that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been pushed out with.
Samsung Galaxy S III mini was made official with a 4-inch touchscreen display, a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of external storage.
The handset also sports a 5-megapixel camera on the back, a 1500 mAh battery, EDGE/GPRS/HSPA connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA, NFC, and built-in GPS receiver.