Today, AT&T announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Pre-orders will begin September 19th at the Galaxy S3 Mini pre-order page. The official launch date for the Galaxy S3 Mini is September 27th.
Specifications for the device include a 4 inch SAMOLED display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The Galaxy S3 Mini will also include Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, and sport a 5MP shooter on the backside. A 1500mAh battery will power the handset.
The S3 Mini will set you back less than a dollar on a two-year contract. $0.99 to be exact. No word yet on full retail (off contract) pricing. This device will be a great option for a customer looking for a recent version of Android in a smaller package than we’re used to these days.
[toggle title=”Press Release” state=”close” ]Beginning Sept. 27, AT&T* will offer the Samsung Galaxy S® III mini for $0.99 with a two-year agreement. The Galaxy S III mini brings the high performance and intuitive ease-of-use of the Galaxy S III to an elegant, compact smart phone at a budget friendly price. On Sept. 19, you’ll be able to pre-order the Galaxy S III mini at http://www.att.com/galaxysiiimini. “Our Galaxy family continues to grow and we’re excited to offer the Galaxy S III mini as an option for customers seeking a premium smart phone experience at an outstanding value, all on the nation’s fastest, most reliable 4G LTE network,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. The Galaxy S III mini is a 4G LTE smart phone that features a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED™ display and runs Android 4.2, (Jelly Bean). Its compact size gives users a comfortable grip and is ideal for one-handed use. The Galaxy S III mini also comes with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of internal RAM and includes a 5-megapixel camera. The Galaxy S III mini has all your favorite Galaxy features, including: S Beam™ quickly and easily share files simply by tapping two S Beam enabled smartphones together. Or use Buddy photo share™ to send a photo simultaneously to your friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery. S Voice™ natural language recognition software lets you use your voice to unlock the phone with simple customized commands. Play your favorite songs, turn the volume up or down, organize your schedule, or automatically launch the camera and start taking photos. Group Play™ lets you share music in “surround sound” so you can keep the party going. Group play also lets you collaborate and share photos as well as share files such sense PowerPoint presentations and PDF documents with other Galaxy devices. Easy Mode is a great option for new smart phone users or simplicity seekers. Start out with a basic version of your home screen that keeps your favorite apps and features within reach. Smart Stay™ uses eye-tracking technology and keeps the screen lit as long as you are looking at it. Motions and Gestures provide helpful shortcuts, making everyday actions easier – and faster – than ever before. Super AMOLED display offers a stunning 4.0-inch screen for a sharp, rich viewing experience. AT&T has the fastest and now the most reliable 4G LTE network. According to independent third-party data, AT&T has the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks.** And AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study – and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest. *** From the initial purchase to ongoing service interactions, AT&T is focused on providing an unparalleled customer experience. AT&T was recently recognized with two significant achievements, outperforming competitors for customer service and wireless purchase experience. J.D. Power awarded AT&T the “Highest Ranked Customer Service Performance Among Full-Service Wireless Providers” and “Highest Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Full Service Wireless Providers” in their 2013, Volume 2 studies. For more information, please visit www.att.com/galaxysiiimini. *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. ** Speed claim based on comparison of national carriers’ average 4G LTE download speeds for AndroidTM and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. Reliability claim compares data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. *** PC Magazine, June 17, 2013; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp AT&T received the highest numerical score among full service wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013 Wireless Purchase Experience Full Service StudySM – Vol. 2. Study based on responses from 8,693 consumers measuring 4 full service wireless providers and measures opinions of consumers who purchased a wireless product or service within last 6 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed January-June 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. 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