Samsung officially launches Galaxy S III Mini here in the Philippines – will retail for 14,990, semi-exclusive to Globe for one month at Plan 999

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Read our Galaxy S III Mini review and raring to get your own, miniature wunderphone? Well, you don’t have to wait long. Samsung has officially launched the diminutive version of the full size Galaxy S III at an event last night. If you’re not a fan of checking out our review of it (you really need to read it, trust us) we’ll recap the specs of the device right here: you’re looking at a 4-inch, Super AMOLED touchscreen (with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels), dual-core 1GHz NovaThor U8420 processor (with a Mali-400 GPU), 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage which can be further expanded via the use of a microSD card. Samsung has also decided to infuse this little number with some of the features that the Galaxy S III has, which includes Smart Stay, Pop Up Play, Smart Alert and Direct Call.

As for pricing, you can expect to drop Php 14,990 for the device, with four colors being made available: Marble White, Pebble Blue, Garnet Red and Titanium Gray. While retail units should be hitting your favorite resellers soon, you can also grab the Galaxy S III Mini through Globe’s My Super Plan 999 which comes with Php 900 consumable, 50MB worth of data and two call and text freebies. You can also grab the Galaxy S III Mini with their My Super Plan Unli Surf Combo 999 which comes with unlimited data and one call and text freebie. If you want your Galaxy S III Mini through a telco now, Globe’s your only choice as they currently have a 1 month exclusivity deal with Samsung in regards to the device.

If that wasn’t enough, Samsung is also conducting a first dale sale of sorts for the Galaxy S III Mini once it hits retail channels on Feb. 2. For the whole day in Feb. 2 in Samsung’s retail booths in in SM MOA and SM Cebu, Samsung will be slashing of Php 2000 of the price of the Galaxy S III Mini and will be giving away a free flip cover for the device, allowing you to snag it for only Php 12990 . If you manage to get in line early, you might be one of the 100 lucky people that will enjoy a further Php 3000 discount, though you will have to be present at the booths from 10 am to 12 noon.