Other than Sony, no Android OEM makes a mini flagship with most of the specs similar to its bigger cousin. It, hence, comes as a no surprise that the biggest similarities between the Galaxy S5 Mini and the S5 are the fingerprint scanner, heart-rate monitor and the fake leather back. And they end right there.
Rather, calling it the successor to last year’s Galaxy S4 Mini feels more appropriate. The front boasts a 4.5″ display with 720p resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Underneath the display lies a 1.4Ghz quad-core processor with 1.5GB RAM and 16 GB expandable storage. At the back is the dumbed down 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video. A 2.1 megapixel selfie camera is also found at the front.
Connectivity options include 4G, NFC, IR Blaster and Bluetooth 4.0. On the software side, the phone comes with all the features (and gimmicks) found on the Galaxy S5, such as the Ultra Power Saving Mode and S Health.
In its defence, it does come with IP67 certification, something which only debuted on the Samsung flagship this year.
Here are the full specifications of the phone:
- LTE Category4 : 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
- HSDPA 42.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
- 4.5” HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED
- AP: Quad Core 1.4 GHz
- OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat)
- Main (Rear): 8.0 MP AF with LED Flash
- Sub (Front): 2.1MP (FHD)
- 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
- 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
Galaxy S5 Mini is set to launch around August and will be priced around $400.