Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Rumored to launch later this month, Samsung's Galaxy S5 Mini is now official. The device features the same design with the textured back as the Galaxy S5, in a smaller form factor. Samsung is also bringing features that were exclusive to the Galaxy S5, like IP67 certification, Ultra Power Saving Mode, a heart rate monitor and the fingerprint scanner.

The Galaxy S5 Mini features much better hardware from the last two generations of Mini variants, and comes with a 4.5-inch 720p screen which has a pixel density of 326 PPI. Under the hood, the device is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core CPU, and includes 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot up to 64 GB, 8 MP camera at the back with LED flash, 2.1 MP front camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, USB 2.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, IR blaster and a 2,100 mAh battery. The Galaxy S5 Mini runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and comes with the latest version of Samsung's TouchWiz UX skin.

One of the major highlights of the device includes LTE Category 4 connectivity, which allows you to download at 150 Mbps. While pricing information for the handset isn't available, Samsung mentioned that the Galaxy S5 Mini will be launching in Russia later this month, with other countries set to follow in due course of time. At launch, the device will be offered in four color versions: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.

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The Galaxy S5 Mini is official with a 4.5-inch 720p display and 1.5 GB RAM

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This is garbage besides the water and dust rating! Think the girls will like.

from my old note3 which i had to sell my soul for;)

That comment doesn't imply that he hates women... WTF. Misogynist is to strong of a word you feminist hippie. Go shave your arm pits.

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Yeah, pretty sure he was referring to his daughters since kids don't really care about specs...

Posted via my M9, X+1, N910, G906, D6653, G4, or G Pro 3

I like Samsung products, and even I think this is garbage.
I know what will happen though, they will start selling it super cheap in 1-2 months.

Yes I have a note3 nothing against samsung either! But this is crap! And I never stated I hate women!

I hate TouchWiz, but, with better specs than the Moto G, this would be a nice little phone for $250 off-contract. Too bad Samsung will charge carriers double that.

I'm legitimately curious how many people look at the current flagship phones and say "I want EXACTLY that...just a little smaller". Too bad they can't get that. It reminds me of the way the car industry traditionally worked in the US....if you want the smaller model, clearly you're not interested in 'all the things' so we won't even offer all the features.

I can safely say that I'm in that boat. What happened to the movement to make everything smaller?

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Motorola is the only one who understands this

Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 running Android L or Samsung galaxy S5

Decent, but I still would just get the s3, but having the damage resistance and fingerprint scanner is kinda cool, but still gimmicky.
Unless this is cheap, and guessing with all of the added extras, I presume it won't, I'd just as soon stick to the s3

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Unless you want software updates. The 2 year old S3 is likely done getting them but this phone will more than likely get Android L and at least one version after.

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+1 I would get this over a s3 just look at the s3 forums it's mess

Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 running Android L or Samsung galaxy S5

Why doesn't Samsung make a proper Mini version with the same specs inside a smaller shell like Sony did. Crap

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So Samsung finally made a phone to compete with the Moto X, but gave it a smaller screen. II guess if you like TouchWiz that much...

One of the highlights is that it will cost more than 400 and offer half the specs of one plus and nexus. Not to mention countless other better phones out there.

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My girlfriend just broke her GS II and heard of this one. It's a great upgrade without being too huge for her. She's 4'11" so you can imagine how small her hands are.

She's still about a month and a half from her upgrade. I prefer the X myself, but she likes Sammy. So I guess it comes down to going to the store and seeing what suits her best.