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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini goes on preorder for £26 per month

For those who wished to get a smaller version of the Galaxy S4, mobile operator T-Mobile has put the Samsung Galaxy S4 on preorder for a £26 per month. That's a total cost of ownership of £624 over the duration of the two year contract.

You get 300 minutes, 500 texts, 1GB of data, Wi-Fi access on the London Underground plus one additional booster (unlimited texts, unlimited landline or unlimited T-Mobile calls).

All in all this is a fairly unimpressive offer given that (a) you can get the Samsung Galaxy S4 (its bigger brother) for a tad more (b) the Samsung Galaxy S3 is also available with a better package for around the same price.

So, in effect, you're ending up paying a premium for a smartphone that looks like the S4 but has sub-par components, with hardware that's actually nearer to the Samsung Galaxy S2 (Rocket) rather than the S4.

The device was launched last months and comes with a dual-core SoC clocked at 1.7GHz. Note that this is the LTE version of the device which means that it is likely to be using a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC.

Other features include an 8-megapixel camera, a slew of Samsung services, 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a 4.3in 960 x 540 pixel Super AMOLED display.