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| October 26, 2016

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Galaxy S5 Mini Official – Toned Down Version Of The Flagship


Samsung is infamous for releasing multiple renditions of its devices, particularly from its flagship Galaxy S line and as expected, the South Korean company has just announced the mini version of its 2014 flagship.

Staying true to its mini line of devices, the Galaxy S5 mini is a watered down version of its bigger sibling, offering the same design philosophy but lower specs. Oh and as promised, the new devices include the overhyped fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor.


The compact device comes in at 120 grams with a 2,100mAh battery and offers the same software package as the flagship running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box with Samsung’s TouchWiz on top.

It features a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The device comes with an 8-megapixel camera along with a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter. Inside we can find a 1.4GHz quad-core processor paired with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage (expandable with a 64GB microSD card). Additionally, the S5 mini retains the IP67 dust and water resistance certification of its elder sibling.

The Galaxy S5 mini is launching first in Russia with no official word on a global release yet. The S5 mini will come in the exact same colours as the Flagship S5, namely Charcoal Black, Electric Blue, Copper Gold and Shimmery White. Pricing for the new device is yet to be unveiled.

About Alavi Zaman

Alavi, Executive Editor of Techetron, is your average speckle faced guy with a huge appetite for food and an even greater craving for tech. He is always keeping an eye out for the latest and greatest in the world of technology and is on a constant prowl for the ultimate mobile device. He is a die-hard Android fanboy, converted over from the land of pale dullness that is ios. He loves writing, reading tech blogs, playing basketball and customizing his mobile devices. Connect with me on Google+


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