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 (opens in new tab) has priced the Galaxy S III Mini phone up at £300 (spotted by Slashgear).

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Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. 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 provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).