After many leaks and rumors, Samsung has officially announced the Mini version of their latest flagship device, the Galaxy S5 Mini. The phone comes as a gradual updated version of the Galaxy S4 Mini, in terms of specification, and follows Galaxy S5 in a small form factor. Samsung has included the unique features like Fingerprint scanner, Heart Rate Sensor etc. in the Mini version also.
As mentioned earlier the Galaxy S5 Mini follows the same design portfolio of its bigger brother. It comes with the textured back cover, that we have seen in latest Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Tab S devices. It comes with IP67 certification, for dust and water resistance.
The phone features a 4.7-inch display with 1280 x 720 p resolution, with a pixel density of 326PPI. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor of unknown make. But it is reported to be the Exynos 3470 chip. The Galaxy S5 Mini packs a 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded with the support of microSD card support up to 64GB.
On the imaging front, the phone offers 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2.1 MP front camera. The phone has Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, IR remote connectivity, A GPS + GLONASS, USB 2.0 etc.
The phone is 9.1mm thin and packs a 2100 mAh battery. Like the Galaxy S5, the S5 Mini is also runs Android 4.4 KitKat topped with Samsung’s TouchWiz UX Skin. The 4G LTE version of the device is also coming soon.
Samsung introduced the device in four color versions including Charcoal Black. The company is set to launch the device later this month in Russia first. No words on the pricing of the device.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Specifications
|SmartPhone||Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini|
|Display||4.5-inch 1280 x 720 pixels display|
|Processor||1.4 GHz quad core processor|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|MicroSD card support||Yes, Up to 64GB|
|Rear Camera||8 MP|
|Front Camera||2.1 MP|
|Dual SIM support||NA|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|Connectivity Options||Bluetooth V4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G, GPS, 4G, NFC|
|Colors||Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue, Copper Gold|