It looks like Samsung has finally put an end to the flow of leaks regarding the Galaxy S5 mini by taking the wraps off the mid-range Android smartphone.
The miniaturized version of Galaxy S5 has just been officially unveiled and Android enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the smartphone will go on sale in the next couple of days in Russia.
Unfortunately, there are no details on the price for the moment, but that will mostly depend on country and carrier, so stay tuned for more on this one.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Galaxy S5 mini will be available in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold color options, but more may be added in the future.
As expected, the smartphone will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box and features the same design as the Galaxy S5, including the texture of the back cover.
But there’s more to it, as Samsung has included lots of the features available in its flagship smartphone in the mini version, such as IP67 certification, Ultra Power Saving Mode, heart rate monitor and fingerprint scanner.
However, on the inside, the Galaxy S5 mini is different from its bigger brother, as the smartphone is equipped with a less powerful 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 3470 processor and only 1.5GB of RAM.
It’s also worth mentioning that Samsung Galaxy S5 mini packs no less than 16GB of storage by default, but users will be able to further expand internal memory up to 64GB via microSD card slot.
On the back, the mid-range Android smartphone features an 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while in the front, there’s a secondary 2.1-megapixel for video calls and selfies.
The Galaxy S5 mini sports a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720p) resolution and it is powered by a 2100 mAh battery.
Samsung will launch two Galaxy S5 mini variants and one of the models will come with LTE Cat.4 support, while the other one will only be packed with 3G HSPA+ support.
The LTE version will also provide NFC (Near Field Communication) support and will be packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor instead of the Exynos chipset included in the 3G variant.
“We always strive to develop devices that appeal to a range of consumer tastes and styles. 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,” said JK Shin, CEO and head of IT and mobile communication at Samsung Electronics.