Samsung Announces Galaxy S5 Mini

We’ve seen leaks of the Galaxy S5 Mini for months and we all knew it was coming, and now it’s here. Somehow though, we’re underwhelmed. The device continues on in the tradition of having a smaller screen and few inferior specifications. However they have been upgraded since last year’s Galaxy S4 Mini.

Specs

  • 4.5″ Inch Super AMOLED Display – 720p
  • Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad-Core Processor – 1.4 GHz
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8MP Rear Camera
  • 2.1MP Front Camera
  • 16GB Internal Storage (microSD Expandable up to 64GB)
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • USB 2.0
  • 2,100 mAh
  • IP67 Water & Dust Resistance

The design of this phone is strikingly similar to the standard Galaxy S5 and this phone brings many of the same features. These include the heart rate sensor, ultra power saving mode, and even a fingerprint sensor in the home button.

The Galaxy S5 Mini comes in 4 colors including Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue, and Copper Gold. The device will make it’s debut in Russia soon and roll out to more countries throughout the month of July. The device is supposedly priced at €479 however Samsung has not released the official price.

SEOUL, Korea – July 1, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Galaxy S5 mini, a compact version of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S5 mini delivers powerful performance, as well as the same dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features found in the stylish Galaxy S5.

“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.”

Galaxy S5 mini continues Samsung design legacy and flagship experience

Outfitted with a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S5 mini delivers a wide and vivid viewing experience, and its compact size provides users with additional comfort, allowing for easy operation with only one hand. Like the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 mini features a unique perforated pattern on the back cover creating a modern and sleek look, along with a premium, soft touch grip. The Galaxy S5 mini enables users to enjoy the same flagship experience as the Galaxy S5 with innovative features including IP67 certification, Ultra Power Saving Mode, a heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, and connectivity with the latest Samsung wearable devices.

Powerful Samsung performance in a compact, portable device

The Galaxy S5 mini comes equipped with a powerful Quad Core 1.4 GHz processor and 1.5GM RAM for seamless multi-tasking, faster webpage loading, softer UI transition, and quick power up. The high-resolution 8MP camera delivers crisp and clear photos and videos, while the Galaxy S5 mini’s support of LTE Category 4 provides users with ultra-fast downloads of movies and games on-the-go.

The Galaxy S5 mini will be available in Russia starting in early July and is planned to expand to global market. At launch, the device will be available in four color options: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.

Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com.

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

* User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.”

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