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Samsung To Release Galaxy S Mini Handset at MWC

Samsung will apparently release a smaller version of the Galaxy S, called the S5830, at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2011.

The phone, which has been specced at samfirmware (opens in new tab), will be the equivalent of the HTC Wildfire but for the Samsung Galaxy S range.

It is likely to be cheaper (the HTC Wildfire retails for around £150 in the UK), run on Android 2.2.1 (Froyo), come with a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen (the same as the Samsung Galaxy Player) with a resolution of 320x480 pixels.

The rest of the features includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, microSD card support plus a front facing camera. The S5830 will be able to record HD ready video footage.

Some have noticed that the handset looks a lot like the iPhone 4 albeit with more rounded edges and a bevelled front home button.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.