The Unlocked Galaxy S III Mini Quietly Goes On Sale At Amazon

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The Galaxy S Mini didn’t make a splash hitting U.S. shelves, but the teacup version of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III has in fact arrived stateside.

Right now, we’ve noticed that Amazon is selling the handset for 409.95 unlocked. That’s actually relatively cheap for an unlocked device, meaning you aren’t tied down to any contracts.

The handset will be compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile’s network, though don’t expect any LTE in your life. A SIM card from either carrier will work just fine, but you’ll be limited to 3G on AT&T’s network and even more limited 3G from T-Mobile, considering they’ve only rolled out HSPA+ on the 1900MHz band recently.

If you recall, the Galaxy S III mini has a 4-inch Super AMOLED 480×800 display, a 1GHz dual-core chip, 1GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of internal memory, NFC, and a 1,500mAh battery. You’ll also find a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera, along with microSD support for expandable memory.

And best of all, you’ll enjoy Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from day one, which could be the phone’s biggest selling point.

Incidentally, if you choose to go with Amazon, move quick. There are only ten left in stock at the time of publishing.