Samsung has officially announce its Galaxy S5 mini smartphone. This compact device retains everything you know and love about the original version, but with a slight decrease in specifications. The good news is, this is the best “mini” revision of a device that Samsung has released to date. Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to pick one up right away.
The Galaxy S5 mini has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 (326 ppi), a quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and a 2,100mAH battery. Carried over from the standard Galaxy S5, the mini features the same IP67 dust and water resistance, Ultra Power Saving mode, fingerprint sensor, heart rate sensor, and it’s running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. The rear 8-megapixel camera is capable of shooting 1080p video and the front side is equip with a 2.1-megapixel camera.
As far as the design goes, you won’t notice much of a difference when compared to the standard S5 model, but obviously the mini is a bit smaller. The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will be available in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue, and Copper Gold in early July. The bad news is that this device is only launching in Russia for the time being. Currently, there’s no information regarding the S5 mini’s worldwide availability. Check out the press release and gallery below.
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.
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