The smartphones world is flooded with devices featuring screens larger than 5 inches. Those of you who are fans of smaller displays, which allow you to comfortably use the smartphone with only one hand, have a reason to be happy. The new Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has been presented today by Samsung. It will be first distributed in Russia in July. The company did not inform us about release dates for other markets, but we assume they will move fast. Samsung Galaxy S5 will come in four colors, Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.
After the S4 mini, everybody was expecting a similar release. It becomes a habit for the large OEMs to release flagship smartphones in two sizes. Sony has the compact line, and HTC the mini.
Tomshardware warns that without a price to match buyers’ expectance, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini might have problems, because Iphone 6 is just around the corner. The Apple device is rumored to come in a 4.7 display version so it will be a strong competitor.
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini specs
The device will come with a 4.5 inches AMOLED display at a resolution of 1280 X 720. The PPI is 326 and is not a novelty. Many other devices have a similar density, even ones launched in 2013. The quad-core processor will be clocked at 1.4 Ghz, which is a much lower value than the one powering the Samsung Galaxy S5. The 120 grams device will probably offer a seamless experience with its 1.5 Gb of RAM, which is identical in strict numerical value with the S4 mini. The 16 Gb storage option can be increased though a microSD card of up to 64 GB capacity. It is a LTE category 4 capable device, supporting downloading speeds of up to 150 MBs. The 8 MP back camera and the 2.1 MP (FullHD) will allow users to record images and videos.
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will come with Android Kitkat 4.4.2. We firmly believe that it will be upgraded to Android L sometimes in the beginning of the 2015. The IP67 Dust and Water Resistant feature will be a welcomed characteristic for users who are accustomed to use the phone less gently. All the package will be powered by a 2100 mAh battery. The number is not impressive on its own, but Samsung provides the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini with an Ultra Power Saving mode.
Samsung is moving very fast. Yesterday we wrote about the four budget smartphones launched by the company.