Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 arrives in the UK
Offers some affordable thrills and spills in a cute little bundle
Published: 8 June, 2012
Earlier this year Samsung announced the Galaxy Mini 2, which it also proceeded to show off at the MWC, and now after promising a March release back then it has finally arrived in the UK. The handset may sit at the opposite end of the smartphone scale to the likes of the much-praised Galaxy SIII but the Mini 2 is important in its own way as it should help a few people transition from dumbphones to smartphones with its affordable price tag and capable if unspectacular hardware.
Among the key features are a 3.27" display, 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Other specs include 4GB of internal storage and a rear-facing 3mp camera but no front-facing camera. Not surprisingly the handset doesn't get to taste Ice Cream Sandwich and instead has to make do with Android 2.3. Powering it all is a 1300mAh battery which is expected to last for almost eight hours of talk time.
Samsung claims that it's "super-slim" which is pushing it a bit at 11.9mm (though still very pocketable) and it comes in a range of colours that should mean it will appeal to younger smartphone users as well as their parents who have yet to make the leap to a smartphone.
Compared to the original there's not a great deal of difference but it does get a slightly larger screen, the original had a 3.2" display, and a faster processor, the original had a 600MHz chip. It also gets a more respectable amount of storage this time around rather than the measly 150MB found in the first Mini.
Price-wise anyone who wants one SIM-free can pick it up for around £150. On a contract several options are available and not surprisingly is free from as little as £15.50 a month from T-Mobile.