UPDATE: Samsung launches Galaxy S III Mini with smaller 4in screen, out Nov 8

Update 01.11.12

It's official, Samsung has confirmed this morning that its new Galaxy S III Mini smartphone will be available in the UK from November 8th with free content, including The Sims 3 and Bejewelled 2.

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini gives owners access to the Samsung Video and Games Hub, as well as a 50GB Dropbox which is free for two years.

Published 11.10.12

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S III Mini smartphone, a smaller version of its hugely popular Galaxy S III phone.

The S III Mini sports a 4in Super AMOLED screen compared to the S III's 4.8in display, with a lower 800 x 480 resolution.

The Mini is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), has a dual core 1GHz processor, a 5MP front camera, Bluetooth and NFC.

Plenty of other features from the S III, including S Voice, which is Samsung's answer to Apple's Siri, and Smart Stay, which keeps the screen on as long as you're looking at it.

S Beam is also supported, allowing transfer of files between S Beam compatible devices simply by touching them together.

Measuring 121.55mm tall (to be exact) by 63mm wide and 9.85mm thick, the Galaxy S III Mini weighs just 111.5g. The S III by comparison is 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm, and weighs 133g.

Details on a release date of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini have yet to be confirmed but retail site Clove has priced the Galaxy S III Mini phone up at £300 (spotted by Slashgear).

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Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).