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Follow-up to Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini expected to launch towards end of July

According to tech news website, Sammobile, Samsung has delayed the launch of the Galaxy S4 Mini, which will be the replacement of the Galaxy S3 Mini. The new release window is now week 21, which corresponds to the second half of July 2013, two months from now.

The handset will be available in two colours (black and white) and either with one SIM slot or with two SIM slots. Other expected features include a 4.3in 960 x 540 pixel display, an 8-megapixel camera, a quad-core processor (for the mono SIM model called the GT-I9190) and a dual-core processor (for the two-SIM option called the GT-I9192).

A third version of the Galaxy S4 Mini called the GT-i9195 is expected to launch as well with LTE capabilities. Other expected features include Wi-Fi, GPS, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a microSD card slot, a 2-megapixel front facing camera, 8GB onboard storage, Touch Wiz Nature UX and NFC.

You can check our review of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini here. The device can be had from under £210 and its price looks set to dip under £200 by the end of next month. It can also be purchased from as little as £14 on pay monthly contracts.

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