Samsung logo Samsung is getting ready to launch a mini version of the Galaxy S5, which is reportedly set to hit retailers next month. According to SamMobile, the device will be available world-wide.

Citing an anonymous insider source, the SamMobile report suggests that the Galaxy S5 mini will include some of the features that are seen on the standard Galaxy S5, which include a fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor. Like the Galaxy S5, the S5 mini is said to be IP67 certified water and dust resistant.

As for the internal hardware, the Galaxy S5 mini is alleged to feature a 4.5-inch 720p screen, 1.5 GB RAM, a Samsung Exynos 3 Quad SoC with a 1.4 GHz CPU, 8 MP rear camera along with a 2.1 MP front shooter, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, IR blaster, and NFC along with Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Samsung's latest TouchWiz UX skin. The Galaxy S5 mini is rumored to include software utilities found in the Galaxy S5 like Ultra Power Saving Mode, Private Mode, and Kids Mode.

Judging from the hardware, the Galaxy S5 mini looks like a much better device than last year's Galaxy S4 mini, which featured a paltry qHD screen.

What do you think of the rumored specs for the Galaxy S5 mini? Would you be interested in such a device?

Source: SamMobile

There are 18 comments

teomor says:

If it records loud audio without distortion (which is something only 2 or 3 Android phones are capable of right now) I'd buy it without thinking twice.

That's a really specific need. Why not just get the proper equipment for that and not a phone?

gregs1213 says:

What phones are those? My friend always talks about how his old atrix used to record videos at concerts without distortions.

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Duncan1982 says:

I can't see why they can't keep the same specs just as a mini variant as described.

They Samsung, lg and the likes release enough budget devices.

The mini variants should be exactly that a mini version of flagship's.

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Gearu says:

So a nasty mix of old tech and new tech. eww.

A895 says:

I would be interested if this hits Verizon.

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Blaskey says:

I like the idea of a smaller phone, tied to my tablet. The question for me is other than stepped down hardware, what other limitations will it have? Will it have the same software package as the Galaxy S5? Will it have the sync capability with a Galaxy Tab S that its big brother has?

Jack in NC says:

+1 on this. I've carried a big "phablet" phone for a year and a half, but now I consume most content through a tablet. So, a nice compact, reasonably-powered phone from which I can kick out wifi to the tablet is exactly what I am looking for.

Add in water/dust proof so I can stick it on my handlebars, and IR so I can control my TV. Done and done.

dgcamero says:

I do not understand why they reduce the specs so much. Obviously with a lower resolution screen you don't need as powerful of a graphics processor, but seriously Samsung, only 1.5 gigs of RAM? I'm sure that alone makes it suck!

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BockBock says:

To get us to buy the bigger phone that they can use as sales figure ammo. I gave up on waiting for full-speced smaller device and just picked up the M8. I swore I wouldn't get a mega-phone (wah wah) but I caved.

jd914 says:

Oh great another hobbled mini phone.

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D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Why can't they make the S5 mini similar to the Z1 Compact?

At least Sony proved that smaller counterparts can have monstrous hardware.

thatguy97 says:

Better than the s4 mini by a long shot

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onesojourner says:

My only hope now is that the moto x + 1 stays under 5 inches and has a micro sd slot.

scobb says:

"As for the internal hardware, the Galaxy S5 mini is alleged to feature a 4.5-inch 720p screen"

Question - is it AMOLED?

Would totally get this over the moto g that I have right now,( trading it in for a galaxy tab 3) and this s5 mini would be great with it!!!

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Enverdaz says:

Hopefully the price is right for the loss of internals and 720p res...

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Yeah if specs were the same I would purchase a 4.5 inch screen each time over these approaching and overexceeding 5 inch screens.