After a swath of leaks, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Mini is official. The S5 Mini offers a smaller alternative to customers seeking the features of the Galaxy S5. Per usual with Mini devices, specs have been trimmed down. The list includes a 4.5-inch 720p display, 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal memory supplemented by microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 2,100mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
Like its bigger brother, the S5 Mini is IP67 dust and water resistant. In fact, several features are borrowed from the full-fledged S5, including a heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, and that same stippled plastic design. Samsung also made note of the fact that like the big dogs, the S5 Mini is compatible with Samsung-specific wearables.
The S5 Mini is set to launch in Russia in the first half of July, and will come in four colors choices of black, white, blue, and gold. A global rollout is planned shortly after the initial launch.
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.