Trick or treat? Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini surfaces in blue

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Could the Galaxy S3 Mini prove tempting to Verizon users?

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has had a slow release in the US - it's still not out on every major carrier despite launching earlier this year.

But the S3 Mini could finally be ready to land on Verizon, and with its signature "pebble blue" color intact.

Serial Twitter tipster @evleaks posted what looks like a leaked press shot of the Galaxy S3 Mini in blue with Verizon's branding on the home button.

The usually reliable leaker isn't known for writing poems, but today it surprised us with this beauty: "Samsung Galaxy S III mini, in blue, for you-know-who."

Decisions, decisions

"You-know-who" is Verizon, but "who-this-photo-came-from" is less clear.

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Then again, it's never clear where @evleaks gets its information. Even so, the account's leaks usually turn out accurate, so we'll give them a little line of credit.

The only thing is, it's a weird time for the Galaxy S3 Mini to be coming out on Verizon.

It was announced barely more than a week ago that the Galaxy S4 Mini will arrive on Verizon (as well as AT&T, Sprint and U.S. Cellular) just next month.

With the S4 Mini on the horizon for Verizon subscribers, who would splurge now on the Galaxy S3 Mini? Surely even those who've been waiting for it to arrive on their carrier since it came out earlier this year will be able to hold out a few more weeks for the S4 Mini instead.

Regardless, if the S3 Mini does come out on Verizon soon, it will arrive with a 4-inch 800 x 480 display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of memory, 16GB of storage, room for a microSD card and a 5-megapixel rear camera.

Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.

Micheal also spent time as the Games Editor for, and was the managing editor at GameSpot before becoming an Animal Care Manager for Wags and Walks.