Phones 4u has put its Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini pre-order page live. The handset, which will be available from July this year, is free on a £27 a month contract.

If you put in a pre-order for the Galaxy S4 Mini on EE plans of £36 and above, you will get a free 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 thrown in for good measure. The Galaxy S4 Mini is basically a smaller and less-powerful version of Samsung's current flagship handset.

It comes with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor and uses a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 960 x 540 display. The lack of a 1080p display, like the Galaxy S4, is the biggest difference between the two handsets.

Expect this mid-ranger to go up against the rumoured value-for-money iPhone, if it ever comes to fruition. You can put in your pre-order for the Galaxy S4 Mini at Phones 4u here. The handset will ship in both black and white versions. 

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.