If you like the look of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, but are looking for a smaller and cheaper version of the flagship phone, you can try the S5 Mini. Conventionally, Samsung always comes up with a mini version of a flagship phone. Regarding the release date of the S5 Mini, there is no official news or even a launch date from Samsung. However, it is expected to arrive in the second quarter of the year, so it should come anytime this month. As for the price of the S5 Mini, the S4 Mini was first released at a price of around $600, so we can expect the S5 Mini also, to come at around the same price.
The handset will come with a screen display size of 4.5 inches using the Super AMOLED technology and a resolution of 1280 x 720p. It will surely be bigger than the qHD resolution of the S4 Mini. Some rumors say that the screen might be 4.8 inches with the same resolution. It will still be bigger than the iPhone 5S with its 4 inches screen display.
There is no news regarding the design of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. However, the S4 Mini sported a shrunk down version of the Galaxy S4, so the S5 Mini should present a shrunk down design of the S5. The phone is supposed to have the same features of water resistance and dust resistance features seen in the Galaxy S5. This makes the S5 Mini a little better than the S4 Mini as well as ahead of many other compact devices out in the market. The phone will have certifications for dust proof and waterproof features. The rear cover and the battery pack will also be removable. It will also come with a micro SD slot for providing additional storage options, as these are the usual features of Samsung smartphones.
The term Mini means that the device will have to be low powered. According to claims by insiders, a quad-core Snapdragon processor will power the S5 Mini. This will be combined with a RAM of 1.5 GB. Most of the mid range devices use the Snapdragon 400 these days, so this is probably the processor that the S5 Mini will make use of. Another rumor claims that a 1.4 GHz, a quad-core chip with a RAM of 1.3 GB, will power it.
Camera Specs Expected
There may not be much of an upgrade with respect to the camera of the S5 Mini, when compared to the S4 Mini. According to sources, the smartphone will come with a rear camera of 8 MP resolution and a front camera of 2 MP resolution. This is almost similar to the specs of the S4 Mini, which has an 8MP camera at the rear and a 1.9 MP camera on the front. However, even if the upgrade is not much, the camera of the S5 Mini is expected to sport some of the fancy features present in the Galaxy S5, there could be some special photo skills in the device.
It is considered that the S5 Mini will come with storage of 16GB. This is double the storage option in the S4 Mini. Most Samsung tablets come with a micro SD card, so it is expected that this one will also have the same feature.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will run on the Android 4.4 KitKat version. This is the latest version of Android and all high-profile phones run on this OS, so it is the obvious choice. It will also have an overlay of the TouchWiz interface from Samsung, similar to the S5. The battery will most probably have a capacity of 2100 mAh, compared to the 1900 mAh of the S4 Mini. It will also be equipped with the IR blaster.
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