The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini was made official today as the unsurprisingly little brother to this year’s flagship, Galaxy S5. It matches up to big brother in a number of ways, like appearance, connectivity, version of Android, water and dust resistance, and inclusion of a heart rate sensor and fingerprint scanner. The similarities stop there, though.
Mini has often been swapped for “cheap” over the last couple of years, with manufacturers taking flagship devices, cutting top-of-the-line features out, and then selling them as lower-cost versions through carriers and in emerging markets. The Galaxy S5 Mini is really no different. Gone is the 1080p display in favor of a 720p panel, the processor is likely not top tier (it is listed as a mystery here), RAM has been reduced, and the camera has dropped to 8MP and could be questionable if Samsung was looking to lower overall costs.
At this time, there are no carrier partners announced for the US, but that will likely change over the coming months. (more…)
The industry may be trending towards smartphones with larger and larger displays, but Samsung and others thankfully understand that 5.5-inch-and-up devices aren’t for everyone. Today, the Korea-based company announced the Galaxy S5 mini, a cheaper and smaller version of the flagship Galaxy S5. (more…)
Thanks to Samsung’s own website, and yet another leak from @evleaks, we could have a new variant of the Galaxy S5 hitting the market soon – the Galaxy S5 DX. The DX, which is being labeled as the Galaxy S5 Mini, was spotted on Samsung’s UK consumer site, which shows off different color options of the handset, as well as a great look at its back and front sides. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)