Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Price Revealed

                   Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Price Revealed

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, November 3, 2012

LONDON, November 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

When the Samsung Galaxy S III hit the market a few months ago, the smartphone
world was buzzing, with many rushing out to get their hands on one of the most
feature-packed mobile devices to date. Then, not long ago, rumours began to
emerge about a smaller, mini version of the S III, the Samsung Galaxy S III
Mini. It was finally made official and, yeah, it's smaller, but still packs
many of the features that made its bigger brother the must-have phone of the
summer.

Smart stay was a feature that many were intrigued with; stare at the screen,
and the S III Mini will recognise your face, keeping the screen bright until
you look away. The trick is pulled off thanks to some clever software that's
coupled with the front facing camera. It actually recognises your eyes and
tracks them, enabling it to determine when you're reading, and when you're
done. It should help you save more battery life, and get rid of some
frustration from early-dimming displays.

There's also the now famous Popup play feature, a perfect example of the easy
and efficient multitasking abilities of modern smartphones. This feature lets
you open a stored video into a popup window. This video is always on top,
appearing above everything else on the screen. You can move it around so it's
not in the way, and it's really cool for searching the web or messaging
without having to miss your favourite show. The 4" screen of the Samsung
Galaxy S III Mini, while smaller than the larger S III, still offers plenty of
room. We'll get onto the advantages of the smaller screen a little later.

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini also has built-in voice control, which Samsung
calls S Voice. This lets you launch apps, make calendar reminders, search the
internet, turn on and off features and more, all with just your voice.

Of course, the S III Mini isn't just a downsized S III - it actually offers a
few things the larger phone doesn't. For one, there's that smaller screen.
While the current trend in smartphones has been to increase the size, an
extreme example being the mammoth Samsung Galaxy Note II with its 5.5"
display, smaller displays are easier to use, especially with one hand, and
mean the phone can be built to a smaller size, meaning it's easier to carry
around. It also helps with battery life - the main draw on a smartphone's
battery is still the screen, so a smaller touchscreen means less power needs
to be used to light it up.

There's also the small matter of the S III Mini's software. It comes in the
box with a newer operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This is smoother,
faster and includes new features like offline voice typing and an improved
Google Search feature. There's also blocking mode, a feature that lets you
limit what your phone notifies you about. This can be texts, phone calls or
reminders. You're free to turn it on and off manually, via a timer, and set up
exceptions, so for example your best friend can ring you while you're out, but
no sales calls will get through.

Finally, there's the price. High street and online retailer Carphone Warehouse
is offering the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini for as little as £25 a month, with
the handset yours for free. Upgrades are given at the same rate, and SIM free
you can pick the S III Mini up for under £300, making it a more economical
option than the full sized S III.

Notes to Editors

• Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the
UK, with over 800 stores nationwide

• Discover how to get more from your gadgets with eye openers from Carphone
Warehouse. Eye openers is a YouTube channel which features videos of Carphone
Warehouse team members sharing useful hints and tips on everything from
laptops to Sat Navs to the latest mobile phones. With new videos being added
each month, users can search through hundreds of videos at
http://www.youtube.com/user/eyeopeners .

About Carphone Warehouse and Geek Squad

In 2006 Best Buy established a partnership with Carphone Warehouse to bring
its business model and mobile phone expertise to the US market under the
banner 'Best Buy Mobile'. Two years later, Best Buy acquired 50% of The
Carphone Warehouse's European and US retail interests for £1.1billion,
creating Best Buy Europe. The joint venture now encompasses the following
retail and technical support brands: Carphone Warehouse, The Phone House and
Geek Squad.

Contact:

Carphone WarehouseAlison Gram GramA@cpwplc.com PR Manager
Best Buy Europe

Contact: D +44(0)208-753-8261, M +44(0)7847-453-050
 
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