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.