AT&T is selling the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini for only $0.99

The Android handset is now available at AT&T for $0.99 with a two-year contract and contract-free for $284.99.
Codrut Nistor,

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has been available in Asia and Europe since last year, but AT&T released it only yesterday. Fortunately, this huge delay comes with a tempting deal for customers looking for a cheap smartphone on a contract, as AT&T sells it for only $0.99 when attached to a two-year subscription plan.

Advertised by AT&T as a handset "for customers seeking a premium smartphone experience at an outstanding value", the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini packs the following specs:

  • Processor: dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8930
  • Display: 4-inch LCD with 800X480 pixels and 217 ppi
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 8 GB ROM and microSD slot, up to 64 GB
  • Cameras: 5 MP back with LED flash, VGA front  
  • Connectivity: 3G, 4G LTE and HSPA+, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC  
  • Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.25 lbs; 4.77X2.46X0.34 inches
  • Battery/Autonomy: Li-Ion 2,000 mAh; up to 11 hours talk time and over 15 days standby

In addition to the $0.99 offer, AT&T also sells this handset for $250.99 with a one-year contract or $284.99 contract-free. In all these cases, an additional $36 activation fee applies.

Unfortunately, AT&T only seems to have the Pebble Blue Galaxy S3 Mini in stock at this time. Later this year, the carrier may introduce the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini in its portfolio as well.


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Codrut Nistor, 2013-09-28 (Update: 2013-09-28)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.