Galaxy S4 Mini

Miniature GS5 will pack 4.5-inch 720p display, 1.5GB of RAM and 8MP camera, reports SamMobile

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini wasn't our favorite miniature Android phone of 2013 — a lackluster display and scaled-back features resulted in a decent but not outstanding 4.3-inch handset. This time around, however, Samsung may be about to address some of these concerns with a beefier Galaxy S5 Mini.

Samsung fansite SamMobile, which has a decent track record with this sort of thing, claims the Galaxy S5 Mini will carry the model number SM-G800 (the full-sized GS5 is SM-G900), and will pack a 4.5-inch 720p SuperAMOLED display, 1.5GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera and 2MP front-facer. Other specs reportedly include 16GB storage, an IR blaster, and a 2,100 mAh battery. On the software side, expect Android 4.4 KitKat and Samsung's revamped TouchWiz UI.

A more compelling Samsung 'mini' for 2014?

The site says it "expects" the GS5 Mini to be water-resistant like its big brother, but has no details to offer on whether it'll also include a heart rate sensor. Similarly, the specific CPU being used is unknown, but it's suggested a Snapdragon 400 is "likely." A June launch is reported, which would see the GS5 Mini coming to market around a year after its predecessor.

Leaked benchmark info has also suggested Samsung may ship a follow-up to last year's camera-centric Galaxy S4 Zoom. If either report is true, it appears this month's Samsung flagship launch could be just the first in a series of Galaxy S5-branded handsets.

Source: SamMobile


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Samsung 'Galaxy S5 Mini' specs reportedly emerge


Wild guess here, but perhaps he's basing it on the price of the S4 Mini, of which this is the successor?

Not even formally announced/released yet already a step back from a Xperia Z1 Compact. I prefer a smaller form factor in my phone--sadly this doesn't merit consideration.

Nice one, I remember s2 had 2inch display, s3 had 3inch,s4 had 4 inch and now s5 had 5 inch display.....
Oh damn shit its 5.1 inch....

When you really run shit, you don't have to talk about it....

I really hope they include the led notification this time around.

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So, if you want a phone that actually fits in a normal person's hand, you have to sacrifice power/functionality still. Doesn't sound like Sammy's addressed anything. If I'm going to buy a smaller phone and not sacrifice functionality, I'll stick with a Moto X or and Xperia Zx Compact model.

How is this less functional than a Moto X or Z Compact? It still runs Android and has decent specs. The only thing it likely cannot do is the touch less controls from the Moto X.

These mini phones are junk. Don't give it the same name as a flagship if it's not on the level of a flagship. Give it a name like all of the other low-end phones you make.

Bah. Looks like they're not going the Sony (Z1/Z1 Compact) and Motorola (DROID ULTRA/DROID MINI) route.

OEMs: give us the "mini" versions with the same RAM, processor, camera, and internal storage!

The Motorola methodology could also be like this. The moto g doesn't have the same specs as the moto x

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