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Samsung Outs the SM-G750A, an S5 Mini Featuring a 720p Display and Snapdragon 800

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Thanks to Samsung itself, and not the vast ocean of leakers which exist in this beautiful industry of ours, we now know there is a new smartphone on the horizon. With model number SM-G750A (A standing for AT&T), most of the evidence leaked points to this device being the Galaxy S5 Mini.

Thanks to the site that this info was taken from, we are able to paint a somewhat decent picture of what this phone will feature. 

So far, we can see that a 720p display will be front and center on the device, a Snapdragon 800 processor will be on board, and the phone apparently comes running Android 4.3. However, since we could be quite some time away from launch, Samsung does have plenty of time to bump that up to Android 4.4.

Much like last year’s Galaxy S4 Mini, and contrary to how Sony handled its Z1 Compact from this year, Samsung looks to lean much more towards the affordable range with less specs in tow. That being said, it could be safe to assume to keep price down, you won’t see a fingerprint scanner or heart rate monitor featured on this device. However, nothing is confirmed until we hear from Samsung in an official manner.

Another day, another Samsung device to add to the ever-growing portfolio.

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Via: TechnoBuffalo | Samsung Mobile
  • john

    Ok, Samsung needs to stop with this mini thing. If people don’t like the original phone size then don’t get it. Why would they continue to create mini’s? it just doesn’t sell. You take away the real feel and function of the the original size GS5. Next will be a Gear Fit mini, lol.

  • http://Google.com/+boojay boo Jay

    If Samsung went Compact with this, I’d be all over it, but they won’t.

  • Trysta

    If they put 2gb of ram in this and don’t gimp the camera (doesn’t need to be 16MPs but it should take decent to good pics) then I think this could be an actually decent ‘mini’ version. Certainly they need it with their flagship S5 getting so big.

  • Dominick White

    If this comes with at least a 2600, it will be a good phone to recommend to a few people I know. 720 display and 800 snapdragon hopefully translate to very good battery life

  • KingofPing

    And the SMG-750a? …totally different product.

    The location of that hyphen is really important. :-P

  • Cael

    I’m going to call it.
    It’s going to have a 4.8 inch 720p display.
    8 megapixel camera.
    Snapdragon 800.
    In conclusion…ITS GOING TO BE A GALAXY S3 with an upgraded processor and the look of the S5.

  • flosserelli

    IF I was determined to buy a new Samsung phone, and IF this has a battery size similar to the S5, then I would prefer this “Mini” anyway. 720p on a 5″ screen is fine for my eyes, and the battery life should be similar or better. The last thing I need on my phone is a fingerprint scanner or pulse sensor.

    • Cael

      it’ll probably be around 2100 mAh.

    • thecokedragon

      I don’t see why they wouldn’t put the fingerprint scanner/pulse sensor in here. Without them, it’s not an S5, just a device with a shoddy knockoff sporting the name.

  • Chris M

    another one? why? this is a joke at this point.

    • Cael

      Because Samsung can afford to flood the market and dominate it.

  • John

    Wow, I may get this. I hope they don’t increase the bezel size while decreasing the screen size. I hate it when OEMs do that. Kind of negates the reason to get a phone with a smaller screen.

    • po

      I’d like to get something like this too. Too bad it’ll get a shorter software update period than the regular S5.

  • Anthony Tyson

    STOP SKIMPING SPECS DAMMIT!

  • Rob Schoenfeld

    And with the same cost of a full sized S5

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      They’ll be like Apple, sell for $100 less and call it “budget”.

  • Droid Ronin

    What’s next? The Galaxy S5 Mega?

    • flosserelli

      That would be the Note 3.

    • Cael

      You mean Galaxy S5 Max?
      Cause the next Mega will probably be like the Galaxy Mega 2… lol

  • Simon Belmont

    I’m glad to see that OEMs are finally starting to embrace the “smaller but powerful” segment. The Sony Z1 Compact being another good example.

    720p resolution and a Snappy 800 should be a screamer, performance wise. Hope this sees KitKat in short order because it has a bunch of GPU performance improvements.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Too bad we don’t know the RAM, flash storage, battery, and other specs.

      • Simon Belmont

        True. But the SoC is a start!

        I can dream that OEMs actually listen to their consumers! Cheers.

        • Captain_Doug

          Amen

      • Cael

        Ram will probably be 1 GB. Battery will probably be around 2100 mAh. Storage will probably be 8GB/16GB. Microsd card. Probably a 8MP camera. Anything else you probably wanna know?

        • Captain_Doug

          Why would they include a Snapdragon 800 but not give it 2gb of ram? Seems silly.

          • thecokedragon

            You act as though manufacturers haven’t been silly with Mini devices in the past.

            Up until the Z1 Compact, mini phones were worse on all fronts rather than just a compressed version of the bigger product.

          • Cael

            Except for the Droid Mini and to a certain extent (screen resolution), the One mini.
            LG is on the failboat with its G2 Mini. It’s an abomination.

          • Cael

            Why did they give the S5 a Snapdragon 801 but not give it 3gb of ram? That seemed silly to me and then I remembered that it’s Samsung and they’re all over the place. Plus the Mini’s have always been “budget”/”low spec’d” devices. It’s going to hold back somewhere (screen size, resolution, camera, ram, storage, etc). Plus with the Snapdragon 801 and the impending 805, I’m sure the price for the 800 has decreased a little. Not to mention the recent onslot of Mini’s are going to create a Mini device war like the High spec war, so Samsung has to differentiate somewhere because Sony has everyone beat atm.

          • Captain_Doug

            As long as it’s not qHD. It’s irrelevant for me since I tend to not buy Samsung but their influence towards higher spec’d minis would be appreciated.

          • Alan

            I don’t know, OEMs are pretty stupid. I bet this will also have huge bezels making it almost as big as the S5.

        • Simon Belmont

          @Captain_Doug:disqus Hmm. The S4 Mini had 1.5GB of RAM, so I’m guessing the S5 Mini will have AT LEAST that much.

          2GB isn’t out of the question, IMO. If Samsung is bothering to throw a Snapdragon 800 into the S5 Mini, I think they’d maybe beef up the RAM a little.

        • Greg

          1gig of ram is so 2012. The battery will probably be somewhere around 2500mAh. Storage will be 16gb at least. You’re most likely correct on the camera and expandable storage.

          • Cael

            Yeah. This is probably just going to be a rebranded S3

  • The Narrator

    Nexus 5

  • Nexoduss

    They truly do make way too many products. I dont know how people that buy their products feel comfortable with the product because they just produce so many that they cant say that too much time, effort, or care into any.

    • Anon

      It all comes down to the majority of people don’t care, or in actuality, don’t know. Joe Schmoe walks into Sprint (randomly chosen) knows about “Galaxy” phones (urgh…) and has heard that the S5 is the newest and greatest. But wait! The S5 Mini? Cheaper? He’ll take it not knowing or caring about the specs.

  • crazed_z06

    Hmm.. this might be appealing to everyone who has been screaming for a powerful “small” form factor device

    • PoisonApple31

      Isn’t that what the Moto X is for?

      • Nexoduss

        No

        • PoisonApple31

          So the Moto X is not a powerful small form factor device? Having some of the smallest dimensions of the 2013 flagships doesn’t make it a small form factor device?

          • T4rd

            Power is relative. The S800 is considerably faster than the custom S4 Pro in the Moto X. Though this may not translate to better UI performance (thanks to TW), it will definitely translate to better app/game performance and longevity.

            Having said that, I’d probably still take the Moto X over this.

          • mustbepbs

            I dunno, I haven’t been able to get my Moto X to skip a beat anywhere. My Note 10.1 2014 trips all over itself, though.

      • Dave

        Nothing against the X, but you do realize this would bury it all day and night.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          In benchmarks? Sure. It’ll run circles around the Moto X.

          In daily usage? I doubt you’d notice all that much aside from initial app load times.

      • Sicofante

        For those of us who will never buy a phone without a removable battery or microSD slot, nope.

      • Eskimo128

        I was just thinking that.. This thing is really looking like a MotoX, given the probable screen size, fast-enough processor, etc..

    • Nexoduss

      Or to soccer moms who dont known that there are two variations of the phone and just get the cheaper one