Last year, after the Samsung Galaxy S4 announcement, the South Korean company transformed the Galaxy S4 branding into a whole family of devices. It seems that Samsung will have a similar approach for the Galaxy S5.
After we’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active a few weeks ago, now everybody is expecting the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini to see the light of day, too. Even though the company might not unveil the miniature flagship anytime soon, new S5 Mini details and reports are hitting the web on a regular basis.
The folks at Sammobile received some photos of the Galaxy S5 Mini compared to the current Galaxy S5 and a few benchmark screenshots from an anonymous tipster.
As you may see in the gallery below, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is not so much smaller than the Galaxy S5 itself, even though the Mini model will feature a smaller display. According to reports, the S5 Mini would pack a 4.5-inch screen instead of the 5.1-inch unit of the S5. Because the Galaxy S5 Mini is aimed to attract the customers in search of a mid-range smartphone, the handset will arrive with 720p instead of 1080p. Even though the handset lacks the flap that covers the microUSB port at the bottom, Sammobile’s source says that the Galaxy S5 Mini is iP67 certified, meaning that it’s both water and dust resistant.
On the other hand, the AnTuTu screenshots reveal most of the smartphone’s technical specifications. According to the said benchmark, the Galaxy S5 Mini will be underpinned by an unannounced Exynos 3 Quad chipset with quad-core 1.4 GHz CPU. The specs list also includes 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Even though the benchmark doesn’t mention anything about microSD, expect the handset to have such compatibility.
In terms of software features, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will run Android 4.4.2 with TouchWiz UI on top. It will also borrow some of the features of its bigger brother such as a fingerprint sensor, Private Mode, and Ultra Power Saving Mode.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini release date is yet unknown, but the South Korean company will hold a Premiere event later this week. Even though most reports are suggesting that the Samsung Premiere event will focus on new tablets, there’s a chance we might actually see the S5 Mini in flesh at the said press event.