The price for Samsung Galaxy S3 mini in the US has been revealed. The smartphone was recently spotted on Amazon selling for $411.96 and here’s an interesting tidbit – it isn’t covered under warranty which isn’t surprising as the phone is yet to be offered officially by the South Korean conglomerate in the country.
The listing on Amazon mentions that the handset is unlocked and comes with 8GB of internal storage. The former part means that users won’t be tied down to any service agreement or contracts. TechCrunch points out that the Galaxy S3 mini is compatible with various networks in the US. Owners will be able to get the phone connected with AT&T and T-Mobile by simply acquiring a SIM card from the desired carrier. The device can operate on 3G bands only since 4G LTE has been dropped off from the original blueprint.
The compact version of Samsung’s flagship smartphone will come bearing a bunch of goodies launched with the latter. They include exclusive applications such as Music Hub, ChatON, Game Hub, Pop-up Play, Direct call, S Voice and Smart alert. What’s more, the device retains the stylish form factor given to its larger sibling. It runs on Jelly Bean right out of the box and features a layer of TouchWiz powered by a dual core processor. The touchscreen proffers a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480p and a pixel density of 223ppi.
As stated earlier, potential buyers in the US can head over to Amazon and purchase the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini for $411.96 after a $188 deduction over its $599.99 list cost. For reminder’s sake, the phone arrives sans any warranty. We also noticed various other sellers offering the handset at different costs starting at $407. In the UK, this variant retails for £310.80 unlocked through Clove and it can be picked up via carriers for free on contract-basis. The device is also available in India for Rs. 26,999.
Quick refresher on the specifications:
– Platform: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
– Display: 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen
– Processor: 1GHz dual core processor
– RAM: 1GB
– Memory: 8GB internal, microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB
– Connectivity: 3G HSDPA 14.4Mbps, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC
– Dimensions: 121.6mm x 63mm x 9.9mm
– Weight: 8.5 ounces
– Battery: 1500mAh capacity