The Galaxy S4 Mini is now available for pre-order in the UK, with shipping set to start on July 5.
This particular Galaxy S4 family member is expected to offer users a mobile experience similar to its bigger and more famous brother, or at least that’s what Samsung officials will have you think.
However, the fact is that the handset is just a mid-ranger device even if it looks very much like the real deal, so we aren’t really surprised to see it offered free of charge in the region, at least while on pre-order. As long as you pick a two-year monthly contract of at least £27 until July 5, you’ll walk away with a free device, UnwiredView reports.
After that, the handset will cost £49.99 with the same £27/month agreement. That particular contract will get you unlimited minutes, unlimited texting, and 250MB of data with Orange, or 500 minutes, unlimited texting and unlimited data with T-Mobile.
We’ll note that Orange and T-Mobile also have a slightly cheaper offer for the handset, at £26 per month for the handset, which will include fewer voice minutes and/or data, depending on which carrier you select.
You’ll find the Galaxy S4 Mini in Orange and T-Mobile stores (or Everything Everywhere stores if you like), but it’s likely that the handset will also be available from other local mobile operators in the future.
The Galaxy S4 Mini is available in two colors, from either carrier, the “regular” Black Mist and White Frost options.
We’ll remind you that the Galaxy S4 Mini is not the only new member of the Galaxy S4 family. The company has recently also unveiled the rugged Galaxy S4 Active and the Galaxy S4 Zoom camera phone, so make sure you check those Galaxy S4 versions out before you commit to the Galaxy S4 Mini.
In short, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is a bulkier Galaxy S4 Mini version with better camera, while the Galaxy S4 Active is a Galaxy S4 version with a more sturdy metal-based design and rugged features.
We didn’t forget about the fifth Galaxy S4 version already announced – the Nexus experience Galaxy S4 – but the handset will be available only in the U.S., at least initially.