Samsung Galaxy S III mini is getting an NFC edition

21 January, 2013

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S III mini back in October, but the promised NFC-capable version didn't launch along with the vanilla one. It seems though that the company has resolved whatever issues prevented it from launching the NFC-enabled mini and has already begun the mass production of the smartphone.

According to the latest reports, we'll only have to wait until the end of the month (that's just 10 days away) to see the NFC Galaxy S III mini in the stores. The new Galaxy S III mini version is going to to carry the I8190N model number (as opposed to I8190 for the plain Galaxy S III mini). Naturally, the NFC connectivity will be garnished with Samsung's S Beam app for quick and easy multimedia, bookmark and business card transfers between compatible devices.

So far only UK has been confirmed to receive the Samsung I8190N Galaxy S III mini, but the availability should spread to other markets soon enough. Currently the Galaxy S III mini costs about 270 (320) in the UK, but we are yet to see how much its NFC sibling will go for.

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