The Samsung Galaxy mini 2 which snuck out in the earlier half of this month has now gone official. Basically, the specs have got a slight bump when compared to the original mini and even the form factor is somewhat similar.
Fitted within a 58.6mm x 109.4mm x 11.9mm body (it’s a 11.6mm side profile in the case of the non-NFC version), the smartphone sports a 3.2” HVGA TFT display and runs on the Android 2.3 OS. There’s the same old 3MP FF camera on the back panel, while the processor on the mini 2 has been boosted from 600MHz to 800MHz.
This modest-sized addition to the new Samsung Galaxy phones, works on 512MB RAM and offers 4GB of user memory that’s expandable to 32GB via the embedded microSD card slot. It comes powered by a 1,300mAh Li-ion battery and delivers Bluetooth v3.0, DLNA, A-GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n options. The supported networks cover 900/2100 HSDPA 7.2Mbps as well as 850/900/1800/1900 EDGE/GPRS.
The chunk of Gingerbread also proffers the standard fare of the TouchWiz UI, Samsung Apps, Social Hub, ChatON, Music Hub, Samsung Kies and so on. Users even get access to the suite of Google Mobile services spreading over YouTube, Gmail, Maps, Android Market, Google Calendar sync and more. For entertainment purposes, there’s accommodation of a 3.5mm jack, stereo FM radio and a range of audio and video files.
Though the Samsung Galaxy mini 2 release date hasn’t been specified, it will be launched in France this March. Global availability will follow thereafter. The price details haven’t received a mention as yet.