Unveiled less than three weeks ago, Samsung Galaxy S III mini is available for pre-order in the UK for quite some time now.Although Samsung promised more details on the smartphone’s exact release date would be offered in the weeks following its official launch, rumors on the upcoming availability of Galaxy S III mini indicated the device might hit shelves in the UK on November 8.
UK-based retailer Expansys confirmed on its online store that the Galaxy S III mini would start shipping from November 8.
Today, Samsung UK announced the smartphone would hit shelved at major retailers across the country on the previously rumored date, November 8.
In addition, the South Korean company revealed that the smartphone would come pre-loaded with two free games, The Sims 3 and Bejeweled 2. Moreover, the Galaxy S III mini also features 50GB of free cloud storage via Dropbox. This offer will be available for only two years.
While we’re still waiting for Samsung to offer an official price tag for the Galaxy S III mini, most UK retailers are already taking pre-orders for the smartphone, which is priced at 300 GBP (485 USD or 375 EUR) outright.
Unfortunately, the Galaxy S III mini is a bit disappointing when it comes to hardware, especially for Android users who were expecting a smaller version of the Galaxy S III.
Even though Samsung Galaxy S III mini ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, the smartphone is equipped with a dual-core NovaThor U8420 processor clocked at 1 GHz.
Furthermore, the phone sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The Galaxy S III mini also packs 8GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).