The phone was announced back in February, but only this week is the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 available in the UK.Samsung has confirmed its availability on our shores, describing it as a 'stylish, affordable addition' to Samsung's Galaxy range.Simon Stanford, VP of Samsung's UK & Ireland telecommunications and networks division, said: 'We've had a good response to the Galaxy Mini since it launched last year, particularly among the 'first smartphone generation'. Smartphone growth is continuing at pace this year, and not just at the premium end of the market. Handsets such as the Galaxy Mini 2 are needed to meet the growing demand for more affordable devices for customers on the lookout for their first smartphone.'For that more affordable price, you get a handset that measures 11.9mm, making a statement with its brightly coloured back panel. It also packs Samsung's ChatON and Hubs services, as well as a 3.27-inch HVGA touch-screen, an improved 1,300mAh battery and 4GB of storage. On the downside, a single-core 800MHz processor and a basic three-megapixel camera without flash are the payback for that lower price, while you get Android Gingerbread for the OS with little chance of an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.
Talking of price, you can get one for around £150 on pay-as-you-go, with contracts around the £15 per month mark.