The revamped handset, currently exclusive to Germany, is decorated with over 100 crystals and is aimed at fashion-conscious German women.
An interesting way of rejuvenating a handset that's already a year old, and which has already been superseded by the Galaxy SIV Mini, Samsung has teamed up with Swarovski to breathe new life and elegance into its SIII Mini handset.
In all, the smartphone features 166 crystals in a curving wave pattern across the back panel. Other than that, the phone remains untouched, no crystals replacing the homekey or running along the display's sides. And behind the back panel it's the same story. The phone still has the same processor, RAM, screen size, cameras, resolution and operating system as the stock version.
The Galaxy SIII Crystal Edition is on sale now for €299 and for the moment at least is exclusive to German consumers.
Samsung Galaxy S III mini Crystal Edition. Photo: AFP