Today we a have a very good news for Samsung lovers. Other than Sony cellular, no Android OEM makes a mini flagship with most of the specifications related to its relative. It therefore, comes as a no big surprise that the largest similarities between the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini and the Galaxy S5 are the fingerprint scanner, heart-rate monitor & the fake leather back. And they end now.
Alternatively, calling it the successor to last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini seems more appropriate. The front boasts a 4.5 inch screen with 720p resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Down below the screen lies a 1.4 aGhz quad-core processor with 1.5 GB Ram memory and 16 GB expandable storage. At the back is the dumbed down 8 MP camera with 1080p video. And at the front camera 2.1 MP.
Connectivity options include 4G, NFC, IR Blaster & Bluetooth 4.0. On the software section, the smartphone comes with all the features (and gimmicks) found on the Samsung Galaxy S5, including the Ultra Power Saving Mode and S Health.
In its defense, it does arrive with IP67 certification, some thing which only debuted on the Samsung flagship this season.
Here are the full specifications of the smartphone:
LTE Category4 : 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
HSDPA 42.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
4.5 inch HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED
AP: Quad Core 1.4 GHz
OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Main (Back): 8.0 MP AF with LED Flash
Sub (Front): 2.1 MP (FHD)
IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
Ultra Power Saving mode
Private Mode/Kids Mode
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC (LTE ver. only), USB 2.0, Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, A-GPS + GLONASS, IR Remote
1.5 GB RAM + 16GB Internal memory
microSD Slot (up to 64 GB)
Dimension: 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm — 120g
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is set to launch around August and will be priced around 400$.