Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Release Date draws near as it clears FCC

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has gone through the FCC certification of all of its connectivity radios – 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, GPS, GLONASS, FM, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) and NFC. The conspicuous absence of 4G LTE from the list, further confirms that users looking for 4G connectivity with this baby, would be disappointed and would need to reassess their options.

Engadget reports that “the new runt of the Galaxy litter should be free to travel to Europe soon for €439 retail.” For those who missed the details on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, the midget sized smartphone packs the following specs:

  • 1GHz NovaThor dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display
  • 8/16GB of storage, expandable via microSD
  • 5 megapixel rear camera, 720p video recording
  • VGA front camera
  • Wi-Fi, HSPA, BT 4.0, NFC
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, TouchWiz UI
  • Colors: Marble White and Pebble Blue

UK based retailer Clove, had started accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S3 Mini, before announcing last week, that stocks had been delayed, and that the device would start shipping in November. Now that the Europe landing is sealed, let’s hope the Galaxy S3 Mini makes its way stateside soon enough.