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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Specs Leaked, Mid-range Handset With Few Notable Specs

Now that we are less than two weeks away from the official Galaxy S5 launch (and eBay is already calling it a Daily Deal), it’s time to look forward to the same phone in different variants. Last year’s Galaxy S4 came in Mini, Zoom, and Active forms, so as far as we know, the S5 will be getting similar treatment.

An exclusive out of SamMobile today, attempts to confirm the existence of the Galaxy S5 Mini, going on to reveal probable specifications of the mid-range device.

As far as the specifications go, we aren’t looking at any competition for Sony’s high-end Xperia Z1 Compact. Mid-to-lower end specs like a possible Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1.5GB of RAM don’t get us too excited, but we’re glad Samsung decided to update the S4 Mini’s ultra-low-res qHD display to a nicer looking 720p.


  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution
  • Unknown Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, likely the Snapdragon 400
  • 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • IR blaster
  • 2100 mAh battery
  • Expected to be water-resistant with IP67 certification
  • Android 4.4, Kit Kat (we think it will be 4.4.2)

We do not yet know any pricing or availability details, but based on last year’s S4 Mini, we could be seeing this device land on major US carriers for free on contract.

Via: SamMobile
  • I know it’s pointless to argue for this but I really wish the “mini” versions of phones were identical to their flagship namesakes with the only differences being the screen size (and possibly the battery) to the point where they could use the same ROMs.

    As it is they are completely unrelated phones with a similar name.

  • monkey god

    ugh, i expected specs that are slightly improved from a Nexus 4, but this is just bargain bin territory.

  • Nicholas Ruiz

    Screen sounds good for size. They couldn’t put in a Snapdragon 600 though? They’re probably going for cheap from the manufacturer these days.

  • Justin W

    Unless it’s available for less than $250, it will probably not sell well.

  • Mark

    I want a “mini” phone with thin bezels if it has at least a Snapdragon 800 or equivalent and 2 GB of RAM. I run Debian in a chroot and it has to share CPU and memory resources with Android so total resource usage can get pretty high.

    • T4rd

      Xperia Z1 Compact. Just sucks that it’s not being sold by any US carriers.

      • mustbepbs

        And Sony wonders why their smartphone division is in the can.

  • bobbyp


  • AB

    Who wrote this post?

  • Guy Pierce


  • Cael

    Basically a Galaxy S2/S3 mash up.

    • flosserelli

      Yep. Unless you absolutely must have water resistance and/or IR blaster, you would be better off buying a SGS3, flashing CM11, and saving some cash.

  • I’m so old I remember when cell phones were getting smaller

  • Daniel

    When did 4.5″ become “mini”????? Ugh! Why is Sony the only company to have made a 4.3″ 720p phone? (aka please bring the Z1 Compact to the US/Verizon!)

    • In 2012

    • Marikel

      Considering Sony still uses big ass bezels, the 4.3″ Xperia Z1 Compact isn’t that Compact.

  • Aaron

    So….basically a Moto G lol

    • AbbyZFresh

      Better than a Moto G if you look carefully.

      • Aaron

        Your right, but it is kinda close.

      • Justin W

        Yes, but only better if they price it correctly.

  • AbbyZFresh

    1.5 GB of RAM in 2014? And a poverty-level Snap 400 chap?

    Even for a mid-range phone that’s pathetic. AND with Touchwiz on top.

  • Krzysztof Bryk

    same like the fingerprint scanner that INTERNAL SOURCES and other insiders confirmed to be made by samsung – no it is synaptics.
    just like QHD displau and premium model. WHERE IS PREMIUM GS5 you journalists ???????

    • Ray

      English much?

      • Krzysztof Bryk

        thinking – any ?

        • I’m so confused.

          • LionStone

            lol, that was awesome… But he is talking about early rumors that Samsung was going to have a QHD screen S5 variant. However the rumors I read is that they had problems optimizing the screen so it’ll be later, maybe they’ll figure it out for the Note 4?

          • Yeah JK Shin shot those down, I believe you’re right. Leaning toward 2K on the Note 4 as well.

          • Seems like the Note series (phones) are turning out to be the releases where we (those that prefer the Note) get almost everything we want in a phone so I can’t wait for the serious hypebeast to start for the Note 4.