Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 miniSamsung today announced the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, “a compact version of the Galaxy S5.” It has retained many of the sensors and features introduced with the Galaxy S5 back at Mobile World Congress, including the heart rate sensor, S Health and Ultra Power Saving mode. At the same time, a number of hardware specifications have been downgraded. For example, it comes with an 8MP camera rather than a 16MP one and there is less RAM.

“We always strive to develop devices that appeal to a range of consumer tastes and styles,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy S5 mini allows consumers to enjoy the iconic design and essential and useful features of the Galaxy S5 through a maximized minimalism approach.”

Samsung Galaxy S5 miniSamsung Galaxy S5 mini specifications

  • Processor: 1.4GHz quad-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE Cat 4/HSPA+ 42Mbps
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC
  • Display: 4.5-inch HD (720×1280) Super AMOLED
  • RAM: 1.5GB
  • Internal storage: 16GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 64GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP AF with LED flash
  • Front-facing camera: 2.1MP
  • Connectors:
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity, Hall, ambient light, fingerprint, heart rate sensor
  • Battery: 2,100mAh
  • Dimensions: 131.1 × 64.8 × 9.1 millimeters
  • Weight: 120 grams
  • Colours: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue, Copper Gold
  • Other: IP67 dust and water resistant, IR remote

The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will first launch in Russia in early July. It will launch in other global markets later but there is no specific information about availability in Canada and the U.S. at this time.

Source : Samsung Tomorrow