Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini reboot launched, includes NFC
Samsung will release a rebooted NFC-enabled version of its Galaxy S3 Mini on January 30
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Mini is getting rebooted with NFC-capabilities and is scheduled for a January 30 release – the very same day RIM launches BlackBerry 10.
The new Galaxy S3 Mini, announced back in October, packs in Samsung’s S-Beam system, pairing NFC, and WiFi-Direct for faster data transfers. Samsung claims a 10MB song file can be sent from one phone to another in two seconds.
Samsung doesn’t want you to think of the Galaxy S3 Mini as merely a shrunken down version of its flagship Galaxy S3 handset. But, unfortunately, it is – and it’s an expensive piece or kit too, with prices starting of just over £300 offline.
However we have heard talk about this newer version costing £270, meaning the price of its predecessor is also likely to come down to a more representative level. At present it costs more than the 16GB Nexus 4.
Specs for the NFC-enabled Galaxy S3 Mini include: Android Jelly Bean (its one major USP), 1GH dual-core processor, 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage.
The new Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini will be available in the UK from January 30. Check out our review of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini here.