Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will be waterproof according to Samsung New Zealand
If that sounds familiar, it is because the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active have the same warranty exclusions and both of those models carry an IP67 certification. Common sense tells us that the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will also carry the same feature. And since the IP67 certification covers devices submerged in 1 meter (3.2 feet) for up to 30 minutes, it all dovetails perfectly with the idea that the bite-sized version of Sammy's flagship will be IP67 certified as well.
The specs for the mini that have been rumored so far include a 4.5 inch screen with a 720 x 1280 display, powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400. 1.5GB of RAM is on board. No, this is not the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. There is 16GB of native storage and the back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP respectively. Android 4.4 will be pre-installed.
It looks like Samsung is sold on the idea that IP67 certification is an important feature that customers want on high-end and mid-range models.
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source: SamsungNewZealand via KopenGalaxyS5 (translated)
1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I guess we will have to wait for a Chinese company to make a compact full-spec Android phone like the Z1 Compact that is available in the US.
3. antmiu2 (Posts: 234; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)
hopefully its a 4.5 to a 4.8 inch screen and it would be great
4. uchihakurtz (Posts: 273; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
What out the S5 Mini Plus, S5 Mini Neo, S5 Mini Active and S5 Mini Zoom? Any news yet??
Jokes aside, it'd be nicer if it haz 4.3" 720p, 2GB RAM and SD600 instead. 1.5GB RAM is just odd.
6. seanwhat (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
this comment right here. i have the s4 mini, and it's good, but it's just behind in a few things.
8. uchihakurtz (Posts: 273; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Yeah, the S4 Mini actually is decent unlike the miserable S3 Mini but I wouldn't mind adding another 30-50 $ for more power.
5. gigaraga (Posts: 1374; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Wow from Samsung New Zealand? That's a first...reading New Zealand on a website (cause im in NZ)...
7. Anshulonweb (Posts: 349; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
not snapdragon 400......$200 moto g has it....I don't know why every manufacturer goes for snapdragon 400....look at g2 mini....desire 816,xperia t2 ultra.....and they all are priced $400.....I think at this price range they should give snapdragon 600....
10. mattkl (Posts: 178; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)
How would this be measured? On board sensors, or is it up to a rep to just guess?