In the UK, Three has become the first network to sell the S III Mini on contract. According to Three, the handset is offered for free on plans starting at £28 per month, or for “£269.99 plus a top up” on PAYG.
If you want to buy the new smartphone SIM-free, there are several British retailers that let you do just that (including Expansys and Carphone Warehouse), all asking around £300 for it.
In Germany, Amazons asks just €345 for the blue version of the S III Mini 8GB (although Samsung Germany previously said that the recommended retail price for the handset was €439).
Before buying the S III Mini, keep in mind that an unlocked Galaxy S II i9100 costs around €340, while offering better specs. Sure, the S III Mini runs Android Jelly Bean out of the box, but the S II will be updated to JB pretty soon anyway.