Samsung announces availability of Galaxy S III Mini with NFC; New NFC variant set to hit shops at end of January
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London, UK - Samsung Mobile UK today announced that an NFC-enabled version of the Galaxy S III Mini smartphone will be available to buy in the UK from the end of January.
Owners of the new Galaxy S III Mini will be able to share content, such as photos, videos and music, much faster and more easily. Its S Beam feature allows a 10MB music file to be shared in just two seconds by simply tapping on another S Beam-enabled device, such as the Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. By combining NFC and Wi-Fi Direct, S Beam is capable of sending larger files between phones, such as images, videos and music tracks.
The Galaxy S III Mini is powered by Android(TM) 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and packed with many of the same features available on the Galaxy S III, including S Voice which people can use to tell the phone to wake up, answer an incoming call, or even take a photo, and Direct Call which allows customers to automatically call someone they've just received a text by simply lifting the phone to their ear.
Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications & Networks, Samsung UK and Ireland said: "
"NFC technology and the digital wallet started to gain significant traction in 2012, particularly in the run up to the Olympics. It's an exciting time in the mobile market watching the next phase of its evolution take shape, so we're happy to announce that we are bringing these new experiences to our customers through our growing number of NFC-enabled devices."
The Galaxy S III Mini will be available to buy in the UK across all major networks, key high street and out of town electrical retailers and online retailers from the end of January.
Note to Editors:
Galaxy S III Mini NFC Product Specifications
HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100
4.0" WVGA Super AMOLED
Dual Core 1GHz
Android(TM) 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
5MP AF + LED Flash / VGA Front
H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1,
SorensonSpark, WMV7, WMV8
Recording/ Playback : 720p
MP3, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+,
WMA, OGG(Vorbis), FLAC
Game/Video/ Readers/Music Hub
FM Radio (RDS)
Pop up play
Google(TM) Mobile Services:
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads
WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40
NFC, S Beam
Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro
8/16GB ROM+ 1GB RAM
microSDup to 32GB
121.55 x 63 x 9.9 mm, 120 g
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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