Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Samsung may be looking to launch a new line of devices in the Dx series, as a Samsung UK listing revealed that the Galaxy S5 mini could be called the Galaxy S5 Dx. Samsung has similarly spun off the camera-centric version of the Galaxy S5 into the Galaxy K Zoom, so it is feasible that the South Korean manufacturer might be looking to do the same with the mini variant of the Galaxy S5. The move would serve to create a more consistent branding and not confuse consumers, as it has been revealed that a Galaxy S5 Neo might also be in the works.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Dx listed on Samsung UK website

The image, which was leaked by @evleaks, reveals a listing for the SM-G800, which is the model number for the Galaxy S5 mini. The Galaxy S5 mini is rumoured to be a mid-range offering, much like last year's Galaxy S4 mini. However, this year's model is said to feature slightly better hardware in the form of a 4.5-inch 720p display, 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, 8MP camera, 2MP front-facing shooter and a 2,100 mAh battery.

The device is said to run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and feature Samsung's redesigned TouchWiz user interface that was first seen on the Galaxy S5. From the leaked image, we can also make out that the Galaxy S5 Dx will not feature a heart rate sensor, and that it will be available in more color variations.

There isn't any additional information to corroborate the claim that Samsung will actually launch the device under the Galaxy S5 Dx moniker, but the listing on its official site indicates that an official launch is not far away. As always, we do recommend taking this with some grains of salt, however.

Source: @evleaks, Via: SamMobile


Reader comments

The Galaxy S5 mini may be called the Galaxy S5 Dx


Honestly, I whoosh that they would put the specs from the galaxy s4 inside the s5 mini.

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It just sounds like "galaxy s5 dicks". Some of these companies should seriously reconsider their naming policy... This is about as dumb as the HTC one mini 2

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Dx? Really Sammy?

It looks like a really bad emoticon and sounds like the word "dicks".

Remember the Samsung :)?

C'mon Sung! You can do better!

Oh NO! The "Galaxy Dix" won't have a heartbeat sensor? What will people do?

Oh yeah, just download one of the free apps from Google Play that does the exact same thing without having to have 'special hardware' on your phone like the S5.

It actually angered me that the 'heartrate sensor' was a feature on the S5, when almost any phone that has a flash and a camera can do the same thing. Hardly any mention of that fact in any of the S5 reviews.

I could do it on my Galaxy S3 and I can do it on my HTC One M8. And it's still just a novelty, one-off pulsar captures tell you very little about your overall health (or S Health) picture.

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I was thinking Nintendo DX.
I wonder if Nintendo got as much hate over that as Samsung is.

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So it is basically a Galaxy S3 with 50% more RAM, a 6% smaller display, and Kit Kat.
Unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket, you'd be better off with a S3 GPE.

The mini moniker made sense. People who aren't tech savvy could somewhat make the connection that's it is a smaller version of the flagship phone. Now what will this do? Further complicate things and make it even more confusing. I'm really disappointed with how Android oems have been naming phones lately. Don't they do private surveys and testing and stuff to see if the names make any sense at all?

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