Samsung recently announced the Galaxy S III Mini, and it was not exactly met with praise and love from the phone buying public. Still, it’s based on the ultra popular Galaxy S III, so it can’t be a complete failure. Well, Samsung has finally given the phone a release date in the UK. It will it the market November 8 in the UK.

The device features a four-inch AMOLED display with a 800 x 480 resolution. The device will have Android Jelly Bean 4.1 installed and will feature 1 GHz dual core processor. As far as network connectivity, the device has tri-band HSPA and quad band GSM/EDGE. Of course, it also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC technology.

The mini version of the phone features a five-megapixel camera on the back and a VGA camera on the front for video chat. It will be available in 8 and 16GB models with microSD support for expansion. While not the greatest specs on the market, it’s still a pretty solid little phone.

We know that Vodafone UK and almost all major UK carries will have the device. Samsung announced the £249 price tag right away, but they were quiet on the release date until now. The phone will come with free games, including The Sims 3 and Bejeweled 2. November 8 is right around the corner, so if you’re in the UK and waiting to get your hands on the device, you won’t have to wait much longer.

[via SlashGear]