The SIM-free version of 4-inch Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 smartphone is now up for pre-orders in the UK. Back in June this year, the South Korean company introduced this mid-range device that offers attractive features to appeal its customers and derives its design from Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4. However, the company did not share its plans about the global availability of this Android-based smartphone and hence Ace 3 was in rumors since then.

Last month, reprots revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 would be available in the UK in July, but apparently they were not true as the device is not being shown up until now. Though, the keen customers need not to be upset as there is good news for them. Clove, one of the leading UK retailers, has already started accepting pre-orders and you can book your device right now for £239.99 (including VAT).

Ace 3 offers decent features to its consumers at a remarkably cheap price. It sports a 4-inch touchscreen display having a resolution of 800 x 480p, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via MicroSD card, a 5-megapixel main camera with LED flash & a VGA front-facing camera, and a 1800mAh battery.

The 119.5gm hefty handset has support for Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC and LTE. It measures 121.2 x 62.7 x 10mm and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Galaxy Ace 3 is available in black or white color and it would be shipped in early September to the select carriers and retailers. Perhaps Samsung has chosen to delay the launch of the smartphone, hence consumers have to wait for two months more to get their hands on Galaxy Ace 3.