Most of you would probably have forgotten about the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, which doesn’t exactly have much in common with its premium sibling, the Galaxy S3. Both of these devices were released last year and have been superseded by the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini. AT&T today announced it will launch the Galaxy S3 Mini on September 27th, the Android powered device will cost $0.99 along with a two year contract.

Pre-orders for the smartphone will be accepted from tomorrow through AT&T’s website. Why AT&T has decided to launch the toned down version of a smartphone that’s an year old and has been left behind by a newer version is impossible to explain. but if you’re out in the market for an Android smartphone that’s virtually free on contract, then the Galaxy S3 Mini from AT&T might make sense to you. The Galaxy S3 Mini has a 1.2 GHz dualcore processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4 inch 800×480 AMOLED display, 8GB internal memory, a 5 megapixel rear camera and a microSD slot. It runs on Android 4.2 on top of which Samsung has slapped on TouchWiz. There’s 4G LTE support as well, so the smartphone will be able to run on AT&T’s LTE network, which the carrier claims to be “the most reliable” in the country.

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