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.
when it will be available in india..
How I wish with the release of the new S III mini I8190N they will upgrade battery to 2000mah/higher, 1.3/2Mp front camera, LTE 4G and Gorilla Glass protection...How I wish :) Im Hoping my wish granted :)
How i wish they upgraded 5mp to 8mp with autofocus if they put NFC this feb.