The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini NFC release is slated to take place in UK later this month, revealed the South Korean mobile giant earlier today. This new aspect will usher in the company’s much advertised S Beam technology that allows data to be shared by just touching two compatible phones together. Its price details however have been kept a secret as of now. The original handset had made its way to store shelves in November last year, and is available currently through different retailers.
With the S Beam technology from the Galaxy S3 mini NFC variant, it is possible for a 10MB music file to be shared with another device in just two seconds, claims its maker. This is done by tapping S Beam-enabled devices together. These include the likes of the S3 or the Note 2. A Wi-Fi or cellular signal is not needed for the feature to work. However, combining NFC with Wi-Fi Direct enables it to work more efficiently, allowing users to send much larger files across phones. The trait had made its debut with the S3 last year.
The handset in question is its smaller version which sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display that is able to produce its visuals with a WVGA resolution of 480 x 800p. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform has been infused into it, along with support for Music Hub, Game Hub, Readers Hub and more. A dual core chipset clocked at 1GHz makes its way into the device, alongside 1GB of RAM. Weighing in at 120gms, it takes shape in a 121.55mm x 63mm x 9.9mm body.
On its rear, it houses a 5MP camera with an LED flash and autofocus, whereas its front has been embedded with a VGA snapper for video chatting purposes. The device comprises a 1,500mAh battery which is able of dishing out 850 minutes worth of talktime over 2G and 470 minutes, over 3G. Besides, essentials such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, USB 2.0 support, expandable memory, Assisted GPS/GLONASS and more also form part of its offerings.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini NFC variant is still to get a definite release date, but it has indeed been confirmed to come out in the UK by the end of January this year.