As expected, a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been announced today. It features a 4.5″ HD (720×1280) pixel Super AMOLED screen and a quad core 1.4GHz CPU with Android KitKat, so it’s no slouch.
Around back there’s an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and a flash, and up front a 2.1 megapixel unit. The mini is water and dust resistant to IP67 and there’s the power saving and kids / private mode too. You can also expect WiFi. NFC, Bluetooth 4/0, GPS, an IR blaster, accelerometer, digital compass, gyro, proximity and yes – the fingerprint / heart rate sensor is here too.
Packed with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB internal memory you also get a microSD Slot for up to 64GB of additional space.
The device will be available in four colours – black, white, “Electric Blue” and “Copper Gold”. We don’t have any news on pricing or availability but Samsung UK tell us that this will come in “due course”.
Get more details below or dive into the gallery. You can also have a look at the bigger brother in our Samsung Galaxy S5 review.
SAMSUNG LAUNCHES COMPACT AND STYLISH GALAXY S5 MINI
Third generation mini device packs strong performance in a compact and stylish design
London, UK – July 1, 2014 – Samsung Electronics today announced the Galaxy S5 mini, a compact version of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 mini delivers powerful performance, as well as the same dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features found in the Galaxy S5.
“If you’re someone who wants a stylish, smaller smartphone without having to compromise on the latest features and technology, then look no further than the Galaxy S5 mini,” said Ines Van Gennip, Marketing Director at Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “As with our previous ‘mini’ devices, this latest incarnation combines the iconic design and essential features of the Galaxy S5 with a sleek and compact body. A larger screen might not work for everyone, so the Galaxy S5 mini is great for anyone after a smartphone that they can more easily slip into their pocket or bag.”
Galaxy S5 mini continues Samsung’s design legacy and flagship experience
Kitted with a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S5 mini delivers a wide and vivid viewing experience, and its compact size gives you additional comfort, allowing for easy use with 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 also lets you enjoy some of the great features of the flagship Galaxy S5 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 means you can enjoy ultra-fast downloads of your favourite movies and games while you’re on-the-go.
The Galaxy S5 mini will be available in Russia starting in early July with global markets to follow. At launch, the device will be available in four colour options: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold. Samsung UK will announce UK availability and colour variants in due course.
Full details and product images are available atwww.samsungmobilepress.com.
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini Product Specifications:
|Network||LTE Category4 : 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
HSDPA 42.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
|Display||4.5” HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED|
|AP||Quad Core 1.4 GHz|
|OS||Android 4.4 (KitKat)|
|Camera||Main (Rear): 8.0 MP AF with LED Flash
Sub (Front): 2.1MP (FHD)
|Camera Features||Shot & More, Virtual Tour Shot, S Studio|
Video Codec: H.263, H264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
|Audio||Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
|Value-Added Features||IP67 Dust and Water Resistant|
|Ultra Power Saving mode|
|Private Mode/Kids Mode|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC (LTE ver. only), Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, USB 2.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, IR Remote|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Digital compass, Gyro, Proximity, Hall, Ambient light, Fingerprint, Heart rate sensor|
|Memory*||1.5 GB RAM + 16GB Internal memory
microSD Slot (up to 64 GB)
* Memory options may be varied by product model or available regions
|Dimension||131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1mm, 120g|