When a flagship is launched, the trend is to follow it up with a mini. So we have Samsung Galaxy S5 mini announced today and it comes in a 4.5-inch display and packing the goodies we saw in the flagship device like the heart rate sensor and finger print sensor.
Smaller in size but retaining the same design and form factor as the flagship device, the mini smartphone is also water and dust resistant like its big brother with a IP67 certification. Talking about specs, the Galaxy S5 mini features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. It packs a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with a slot for expanding the memory. It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Samsung’s new TouchWiz UI overlaid.
The camera specs is also scaled down to 8-megapixel in the rear with LED flash and Autofocus and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. It also includes a 2,100mAh battery. Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi,Bluetooth 4.0LE, USB 2.0, A-GPS and IR blaster. The device weighs 120 gms. The S5 Mini also gets Ultra Power Saving mode, Kids Mode features we had seen in Galaxy S5.
The Galaxy S5 Mini also will get a LTE version and also NFC support. Though pricing is not mentioned, the company announced that Russia will be the first market to get hands on S5 Mini in early July followed by other markets.