Samsung started the era of large smartphones when it launched the Galaxy Note. Since then smartphones have been BIG, sometimes very big like the Sony Z Ultra or the rumored Samsung Galaxy Mega 7, which goes to the limits of the phablets. But not everyone likes bigger phone, and that’s why Mini variants of most flagship devices get introduced by top Android manufacturers, which looks and feels like a miniature version of the flagships. Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini have been on news and have leaked a few times now. But it’s the first time, thanks to the guys at Sammobile.com, we’re seeing the Galaxy S5 Mini leaked in all its glory!
Galaxy S5 Mini Specs (rumored)
- 4.5 inch Super AMOLED 720p display
- 1.4 Ghz Exynos 3470 Processor
- 1.5 GB RAM
- 16 GB internal
- 8/2.1 MP Primary/Secondary camera modules
- Finger Print and Heart Rate Sensor
- LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, IR Blaster, NFC, GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS, MicroUSB port
Well, there is nothing special in the Galaxy S5 Mini specsheet, except that Finger print and Heart rate sensor that we have also seen in Galaxy S5. The specs looks similar to that of 2012 flagship Galaxy S3, except for the 4.8 inch screen and 1 GB RAM (intl. version).
Leaked AnTuTU benchmark results of Galaxy S5 Mini shows that Samsung should have gone the Sony way, by making the Galaxy S5 mini like the Xperia Z1 Compact, with all the specs similar to that of the flagship variant, but with only a smaller screen size.
Anyway, the Galaxy S5 is said to have a IP67 Certification, so the device will be Water resistant like its elder brother. By the looks, the device looks like a miniature version of Galaxy S5 from every angle, even when the black flap is removed, it looks similar!
On the inside, the Galaxy S5 Mini runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, of course with the Touchwiz, similar to that found in Galaxy s5. And it will include all the special software features found in S5 such as, Ultra Power Saving mode, Private mode etc.
There’s no word on pricing and availability yet. It is not clear when Samsung will announce the device. As Samsung is prepping for GALAXY premiere event, where we would see the Galaxy Tab S AMOLED tablet, chances are good that Sammy will announce the Galaxy S5 Mini alongside. Let’s wait and see!