A Preview of the Samsung Galaxy S2 Mini
It's good news for those of you not keen on the mammoth-screened Galaxy S II, as a miniature version will soon be hitting UK shores.
It may be dubbed the Galaxy S2 Mini, but Samsung's incoming smartphone isn't as small as you may think. Packing a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen within its glossy black chassis, the "pint-sized" handset sports a larger display than the iPhone 4. It also packs a hefty 1.4GHz processor, making it one of the speediest single-core handsets on the market.
Much like its Galaxy Ace sibling, Three UK has tagged this "high end" handset as successor to the Samsung Galaxy Portal. While it's older brother arrives running Android 1.5, the Galaxy S II Mini will sport the latest version of Google's OS, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Alongside NFC smarts, this will pack the handset with a refined UI, a faster keypad improved power management.
On top of Android, the handset will also arrive with Samsung's all-new Hubs, offering instant access to music, games, books, magazines and social networking services.
Media-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Mini features a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, complete with autofocus and LED flash. There's also a VGA webcam round the front, taking advantage of Gingerbread's VoIP support.
Other specs include built-in GPS, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity and personal hotspot functionality, enabling you to connect up to 5 separate devices to the handset's 3G connection.
Set to launch in April 2011, the Samsung Galaxy S II Mini will be available on pay monthly deals with Three. Its pricing and release date is still to be confirmed.
A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Mini News
Samsung is readying to launch a miniature version of its flagship Galaxy S II, a leaked document from Three has revealed. Not to be confused with the Samsung Galaxy mini, Three UK has outed the Galaxy S2 Mini on its 2011 roadmap, pegging the unannounced handset with an April release date. Don’t let its name fool you [...]