Samsung today announced Galaxy S3 Mini NFC-enabled variant, which is due for its UK release by the end of January, 2013. Galaxy S3 Mini with NFC will be available from UK retailers stocking the standard Galaxy S3 Mini from the end of this month.
NFC-enabled variant of Galaxy S3 Mini features Samsung’s S Beam technology, which will allow users to transfer music, movies and contact lists between NFC compatible devices like Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2.
Other Galaxy S3 Mini with NFC specifications include 1GHz dual-core processor, 4in WVGA screen, VGA video call camera, 5MP rear-facing camera, and Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. The smartphone comes with 8GB or 16GB internal storage, and equipped with a microSD card slot for expansion by up to a further 32GB. The Galaxy S3 Mini is enabled with a 5-megapixel camera with flash in on the rear, with a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front for video calling. The Galaxy Mini S3 Mini benefits from its small body (121.55 x 63 x 9.9mm) and light weight (120gms).
The announcement of Galaxy S3 Mini comes just a few days after Samsung announced Galaxy S II Plus, a new variant of the Galaxy S2 smartphone. The Galaxy S3 Mini would come with different color options such as Amber Brown, Sapphire Black, Titanium Grey and Garnet Red, alongside the initially launched colour variants Marble White and Pebble Blue.
Samsung announced the Sapphire Black color in August last year along with Amber Brown, Garnet Red, and Titanium Grey, and describes it as “a colour that adds the mysterious power of dark stones to the refined, deep sophistication of the colour black, Sapphire Black is inspired by the stones used by the ancient people of India and Persia for protection, with the belief they strengthened one’s willpower.”