Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Unsubsidized Pricing Revealed in the UK
For a supposedly mid-range (or even low-end) smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has gotten a lot of press. Perhaps it’s because of the “Galaxy S3” name or maybe tech journalists had their interests piqued upon learning of a possible launch event in Germany on October 11, which did take place as scheduled.
During that event, pricing and specific release dates were not announced, but we now have some details from the United Kingdom regarding carrier availability and unsubsidized pricing.
According to sources in the UK, the device will cost £298.80 without a contract, and is listed as “Coming Soon” on the Vodafone UK website. No information is available yet on post-paid tariffs or the price consumers will have to pay should they choose to go on a two-year contract.
The Galaxy S3 Mini is, in a way, quite similar to the Google Nexus 7 tablet, as they’re both devices that run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean yet come at low price points with simple, no-frills specifications.
Examples of these specs are a 4-inch WVGA display with 800 x 480 resolution, 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz, a 1,500 mAh battery and the choice of 8 GB or 16 GB internal storage, expandable via microSD. Contrary to some earlier reports, this device doesn’t support the 4G LTE standard.
On the other hand, the lack of LTE shouldn’t have much bearing on users in the UK as only Everything Everywhere is expected to have a working 4G network this year.