Galaxy S5 Mini

Eagerly awaiting the launch of the Galaxy S5 Mini in the UK? Wait no further, as Samsung has announced that the device will be available from high street retailers that include Samsung Experience Stores and Carphone Warehouse from August 7.

The Galaxy S5 Mini offers features similar to that of the Galaxy S5, which include a fingerprint scanner that can be used to authenticate PayPal purchases, along with a heart rate sensor at the back of the device. It is also IP67 certified, which allows the device to be dust and water resistant.

In terms of specs, the Galaxy S5 Mini offers a 4.5-inch 720p screen, quad-core 1.4 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot up to 64 GB, 8 MP camera, 2.1 MP shooter up front, LTE Category 4 connectivity, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC and a 2100 mAh battery. The device comes with the latest iteration of TouchWiz, which is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

In addition to the Galaxy S5 Mini, Samsung has also announced UK availability of the Galaxy Young 2, an entry-level handset that features a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 resolution display, 1 GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB storage, 3.15 MP camera and a 1300 mAh battery. The Galaxy Young 2 will be available to buy from mid-August in the country.

UK readers, are you interested in the Galaxy S5 Mini? What are your thoughts on the Galaxy Young 2? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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Samsung launches Galaxy S5 Mini and Galaxy Young 2 in the UK


Exactly. Maybe £15 - £20 for this as an emergency backup. I can see this phone being sold only bundled with some extreme network promotions. Anything over £50 and I'd without hesitation turn to Motorola or LG for much much better specs.

What the f#ck. That young 2 has worse specs than my galaxy ace plus from 2012 yet it has KitKat. While I'm still on GB or a buggy /jb/kk ROM. Samsung promised the ace plus jb over a year ago.
At least I'll be able to get a new phone once the contract is done.

Posted via Galaxy ace plus running Speedmod 2.5 with Xposed

Updating phones doesn't make then any money, releasing yet another phone with updated software does. That's why they do it every week! ;)

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I didn't realize Touchwiz would run smoothly on 1.5 GB RAM. Moreover, is it enough to receive OTA updates?

This is an entry level device.

The Young 2 looks like the Centura from Wal-Mart. They are getting $99 for the Centura w/30 days of Straight Talk included. The plan includes the $45 /month unlimited talk-text & upto 1GB LTE data (then throttled to EDGE speeds). Basically that sets the Centura at the $55 (USD) price point.
Getting any more than that would certainly be a rip off...


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