Wednesday , August 23 2017

Samsung announces the Galaxy S5 Mini

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As with every Samsung flagship, it’s only been a matter of time until Samsung announces variants of their flagship – the Galaxy S5, and tonight Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 Mini.

The Galaxy S5 Mini continues the tradition of being a mini in name as well as specs, offering a 720P 4.5¨ display with 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor and 1.5GB RAM. Its a more compact form factor but with the same design stylings as the main flagship phone, offering the dimpled, ‘premium, soft touch grip’ on the rear case.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini Product Specifications

 

Network

LTE Category4 : 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
HSDPA 42.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

Display

4.5” HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED

AP

Quad Core 1.4 GHz

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera

Main (Rear): 8.0 MP AF with LED Flash
Sub (Front): 2.1MP (FHD)

Camera Features

Shot & More, Virtual Tour Shot, S Studio

Video

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Video Codec: H.263, H264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Audio

Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Value-Added Features

IP67 Dust and Water Resistant

Ultra Power Saving mode

S Health

Private Mode/Kids Mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC (LTE ver. only), Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, USB 2.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, IR Remote

Sensor

Accelerometer, Digital compass, Gyro, Proximity, Hall, Ambient light,
Fingerprint, Heart rate sensor

Memory

1.5 GB RAM + 16GB Internal memory
microSD Slot (up to 64 GB)

Dimension

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1mm, 120g

Battery

2,100mAh

 

* 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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The Galaxy S5 mini does come with some of the main headlining features of the full sized Galaxy S5, bringing along the Fingerprint scanner and Heart Rate sensor, it also brings along the IP67 water and dust resistance of the full Galaxy S5.

Software wise you can expect Android 4.4 (KitKat) with the usual Samsung additions. This should include all the S-Health integration with the Heart Rate sensors and of course the Fingerpring security settings.

The Galaxy S5 Mini will be launching in Russia, before rolling out globally. The phone will be available in the same colour options as the full sized Galaxy S5: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold. While pricing hasn’t been announced as yet, it should come with a slightly smaller price tag as well.

Does the Galaxy S5 Mini look like something you’d pick up?

 
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Any idea when the S5 Mini will be released?

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I’ll see what the camera is like and if it gets either CM or MIUI ROM

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

If it was available for Optus 4G, and it was available here as a GPE device, yeah, I’d consider getting one.
But if it was only available here as a TouchWiz device, then its no sale.

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