Sasmsung tell us that the shrunk-down version of the S5 will arrive in Samsung Experience Stores and Carphone Warehouse from August 7th (next Thursday), with the “afforable” Young 2 popping up the week after.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, detailed here, has a 4.5″ AMOLED screen (720×1280), a quad core 1.4GHz CPU, Android KitKat, 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and a flash, and up front a 2.1 megapixel unit. You also get all the usual sensors, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, IR, fingerprint sensor and it’s even water and dust resistant to IP67. The handset also has a microSD slot for an additional 64GB on top of the 1.5GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. It’ll do 4G too, with LTE Category 4 supported.
The Young 2 above has a 1GHz chip, 3 megapixel shooter, 3.5″ HVGA display and a 1300mAh battery. There’s further details below if you’d like more info on both of these handsets.
SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES UK AVAILABILITY FOR GALAXY S5 MINI AND YOUNG 2
Third generation mini device to hit stores from 7th August
London, UK – 31st July, 2014 – Samsung Electronics today announced that customers in the UK will be able to buy the Galaxy S5 mini, a compact version of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, from selected online and high street retailers, including Samsung Experience Stores and Carphone Warehouse, from Thursday 7th August. The stylish and affordable Galaxy Young 2 will be available the following week.
Kitted with a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S5 mini delivers powerful performance in a stylish, compact design. Like the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 mini features a unique perforated pattern on the back cover creating a 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.
The Galaxy S5 mini comes equipped with a powerful Quad Core 1.4 GHz processor and 1.5GB 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.
Compact yet fully equipped with a range of unique features, the Galaxy Young 2 is ideal for anyone looking for a mix of useful features and a premium design. Seamlessly powered by a 1.0 GHz single-core processor, the sleek device features a long-lasting 1300mAh battery, a 3MP camera and an impressive 3.5-inch HVGA display, providing a touch screen experience that is incredibly easy to use. The Galaxy Young 2 also offers Samsung’s user-friendly TouchWiz Essence interface, the latest Android 4.4 software and eight brand new Gameloft games.
Full details and product images are available at www.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|
Samsung Galaxy Young 2 Product Specifications:
|Network||HSPA+ 21.1/5.76 900/2100, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900|
|Display||3.5” HGVA TFT|
|OS||Android 4.4 (KitKat)|
|Video||Recording: VGA (480p) @ 24fps; Playback: HD (720p) @ 30fps|
|Services & Additional Features||ChatON, FM Radio, TouchWiz Essence, HD Voice, Kies|
|Google Mobile Services||Google Talk|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® 4.0, WiFi b/g/n|
|Memory*||512MB (RAM) + 4GB Internal Memory,|
microSD (up to 32GB)
|GPS||A-GPS + GLONASS|
|Dimension||109.8 x 59.9 x 11.8mm, 108g|
|Colours||White, Iris Charcoal|