Samsung officially releases the Galaxy S5 Mini

Samsung_Galaxy_S5 mini_Black.jpgThe Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is here! Made for those of us who like smartphones with a smaller footprint, the S5 Minis is touted as being a more compact version of their flagship Galaxy S5. However, looking at the specs we see more than just a slim down in size and weight.

To gain a more pocket friendly form factor with the S5 Mini, you are sacrificing some features and performance. For starters, the S5 Mini sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM, versus the S5's 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM. Next the screen size drops to 4.5" with a resolution of 326ppi (verses the 432ppi 5.1" screen of the S5). While a smaller screen is expected, it would have been nice if Samsung would have keep the resolution up a bit higher.

While the above makes you wonder why Samsung released the S5 Mini, you have to look at the S4 Mini to see the actual upgrades. Compared to its predecessor, the S5 Mini does offer a faster processor, and a larger display with increased resolution. The rear facing camera has stayed the same, offering just 8-megapixels; compared to the 16-megapixel camera of the S5. However, as we all know, more megapixels doesn't always mean better image quality. The Mini's camera may still perform well enough for posting to social media, etc.; that we will have to wait and see once we get our hands on one.

The S5 Mini will start shipping in Russia this month, then is expected to spread to other global markets.


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Samsung Launches Compact, Stylish Galaxy S5 mini Smartphone


July  1, 2014

Third generation mini device provides the optimal synthesis of design and performance from the flagship Galaxy S5

 

 

 

SEOUL, Korea - July 1, 2014 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Galaxy S5 mini, a compact version of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S5 mini delivers powerful performance, as well as the same dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features found in the stylish Galaxy S5.

 

"We always strive to develop devices that appeal to a range of consumer tastes and styles." said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. "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."

 

 

Galaxy S5 mini continues Samsung design legacy and flagship experience

Outfitted with a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S5 mini delivers a wide and vivid viewing experience, and its compact size provides users with additional comfort, allowing for easy operation with only 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 enables users to enjoy the same flagship experience as the Galaxy S5 with innovative features 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 provides users with ultra-fast downloads of movies and games on-the-go.

 

The Galaxy S5 mini will be available in Russia starting in early July and is planned to expand to global market. At launch, the device will be available in four color options: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.

 

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

FHD@30fps
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

S Health

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)

Dimension

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1mm, 120g

Battery

2,100mAh

 

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

* User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

 

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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