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

 
There are 24 comments

ErnstMach says:

Pity they decided to neuter the specs on the mini

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ErnstMach says:

Better than before, but still not good enough

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rkopsie says:

wasn't our* favorite

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TheDu9du says:

Sold if Snapdragon 600 at least. Also at least 10GB free in internal SD.

theromz says:

Specs arn't a huge set up from the Moto G with like 3x the price tag.

Where do you see the price? Even the quoted article says it's a mystery. I'm curious how much, do tell...

steveb24 says:

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

Tbayrgs says:

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.

someguy01234 says:

Get a Sony Xperia Z Compact instead, or if you don't need microSD, try Moto X.
via nVidia Shield

mcgowan398 says:

or Moto G2

Which isn't out yet.

LG G2 on 4.4. Kit-Kat

in 3 more yeas samsung galaxy s8: 8 inch super amoled display, s8 "mini":6.5 inch display....

Born To Kill says:

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....

So it's a Galaxy S3 then.

Saneless says:

No, it's 2 more

avokodo says:

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

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AdamBerg says:

It seems like the only manufacturer that can deliver a high-end smartphone below 4.7 inch is Sony!

Wollombi says:

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.

bleached says:

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.

Jason Neill says:

And all this for just £50 less than an S5. Get a Moto G

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intrepid359 says:

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.

DroidOn says:

SD card slot?

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Ry says:

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!

TheMimic12 says:

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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