By Stephen Schenck | October 11, 2012 2:20 PM
We just talked about the Samsung Galaxy Premier, and while it provides an alternative to super-large-screened phones like the Note II, is still pretty bulky itself with a 4.65-inch display. If you have your mind on something a little more petite, you’ve got options like the Galaxy S III Mini that’s been popping up all over our radar in recent days. We already heard some rumors about how it would be priced, but now that the handset is official, and retailers are accepting pre-orders for the phone, we can finally see just what the GS3 Mini will fetch.
Yesterday, we mentioned the possibility that the Mini would sell for about 400 Euros, or close to $515. Now British retailer Clove has the phone up on its site, and it’s going for just slightly cheaper. Available for pre-order in both white and blue, the 8GB Galaxy S III Mini is priced at about 250 quid before taxes, which works out to almost exactly $400.
Even with VAT factored-in, the phone will only go for the US equivalent of $480. While it’s not by much, that’s still cheaper than rumors indicated. Mind you, this isn’t official pricing data from Samsung, but considering this is what retailers are actually asking for the Mini, we’d say it’s pretty relevant.