Samsung Galaxy S III Mini to go on sale in UK on November 8


Compact version of best-selling Galaxy S III to go on sale next week across all major sales channels

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, the compact version of its flagship smartphone the Galaxy S III, will go on sale in the UK from November 8. It will available to buy across all major network stores and key high street, out of town and online retailers.

The handset runs off the latest Google operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor. It has a four-inch ‘Super AMOLED’ screen, five megapixel autofocus camera and either 16 or 32GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by a further 32GB with a microSD card.

The Galaxy S III Mini comes with a number of Samsung technologies. ‘S Voice’ provides customised commands and ‘Direct Call’ allows customers to automatically call that person by lifting the phone to their ear.

The smartphone gives users access to Samsung’s Video and Games Hub, as well as 50GB of cloud hosting space from Dropbox which is free for two years. The handset also comes pre-loaded with games including The Sims 3 and Bejewelled 2.

The Galaxy S III Mini follows that of its predecessor. On September 4, Samsung said sales for the device had topped 20 million – exactly 100 days after its launch date, averaging sales of 200,000 units a day.

Samsung UK and Ireland vice president of telecommunications and networks Simon Stanford said: “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.”