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Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini pictures surface. Scheduled for August release?

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini pictures surface. Scheduled for August release?
The normal size of a flagship smartphone nowadays is not to everyone's taste, and manufacturers seem to get that. It has been a tradition for some time now for companies to release a "mini" version of their top-class device for the year. Unfortunately, in most cases, the small variants of the phones often suffer a significant hardware downgrade as well - the only exception being the Compact versions of the Sony Xperia Z line.

After releasing the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, Samsung didn't talk much about the "active" and "mini" alternatives of the metal-and-glass flagship. Soon afterwards, however, the Active was confirmed and is now reality. But what about a Mini? There was no word that the company would stop producing these, but there hasn't been much information or leaks about it so far.

Well, it seems that the Galaxy S6 Mini will, indeed, be a thing and it may be coming very, very soon. A loyal PhoneArena reader has sent us photos of the small metal-and-glass warrior and, even though the photos are a bit dark, we can definitely see that it follows the very same design language as its flagship sibling. We have no reason to believe this has been falsified and the release delay is somewhat coherent with the time gap between last year's Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 mini launches. Still, as with any initial rumors, we'd suggest taking it with a tiny grain of salt.

We have no information on what type of hardware hums beneath its shell. Rumors around the 'net speak of a Snapdragon 808 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, 4.6" or 4.7" screen with 720p resolution, and a 15 MP camera. We can only speculate on a release date, though, seeing as the device is in a completed stage, we wouldn't be surprised if it gets announced on August 13th - the date when, reportedly, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 will be unveiled.

Thanks for the pics!

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posted on 25 Jul 2015, 16:44 10

1. jellmoo (Posts: 1958; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Those specs make no sense... They'd actually make it a compelling device...

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 18:46 14

12. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


NO REMOVABLE BATTERY AND SD = FAIL
FRAGILE GLASS CONSTRUCTION = FAIL

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 19:41 21

19. gaming64 (unregistered)


YOU-FAIL
YOUR COMMENT-SUCKS

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:26 2

22. jellmoo (Posts: 1958; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


If your preference tends towards faster data transfer rates as well as the quick charge/wireless charging combo, then it would be a WIN.

If you're more concerned about having a stunning device that you love the aesthetics of than having industrial grade titanium on your device, then it would be a WIN.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 20:56 5

28. ThePython (Posts: 901; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Oh good, QWERTYtroll added something new to his hate list.

We shall expect more "GLASS = FAIL" comments from now on.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 12:49 2

64. Hitokage (Posts: 103; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


WHY ARE WE YELLING

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 22:21

70. natypes (Posts: 1104; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


I love lamp

posted on 31 Jul 2015, 04:04

74. helLrave_619 (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Jul 2015)


Do you just read yourself saying a non removable battery is a fail, in which Planet do you live? It's 2015 no one still moves with a battery in his pocket because powerbanks are even almost tagged the same price, and if you want bigger storage Space there is the cloud or go for bigger storage and that's it instead of yealing non sensé from April to August, and Samsung is not a company who opened yesterday they won't give up poor quality screen just like that. Tired hearing all that bull s**t.

posted on 01 Aug 2015, 00:31

78. burekbrigada (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


I'm tired of non intelligent people like you :) Removable battery is not needed for empty battery swapping, although this is nice bonus. Power banks partially fill that need, I agree. But what to do after battery inevitably dies after (if you lucky) 3 years. Throw phone? Samsung have chances with non removable battery because it is huge and you have chance to replace battery in local repair shop, albeit for much bigger price. HTC or Sony don't have that luxury. Of course, in countries where carrier subsidies mask real price of phone, it's no big deal.
Sorry for being rude.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 00:11 2

39. TechBlue (Posts: 80; Member since: 06 May 2010)


And it will be overpriced just like any other Samsung phone

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 08:14 1

47. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Is it, build of any Samsung phone is very good, over China crap

posted on 31 Jul 2015, 04:09

75. helLrave_619 (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Jul 2015)


In fact it's not really overpricing. There's a lot of build up quality on Samsung devices, even when it was plastic they stil managed to get the best of it. Even then I think those devices are a little bit overpriced.

posted on 20 Nov 2015, 13:37

80. irossdrummer (Posts: 225; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)


it's a lot more worth your money than f**king iPhones having 2012 specs and you pay the same as a Samsung......

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 10:19

57. bur60 (Posts: 876; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


If it also has 128gb and the same camera, it will be my next device. Hope it releases in August.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 16:45 8

2. jeroome86 (Posts: 1927; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Quit Samsung. Don't flood the market with too many low end phones.
What's next? S6 micro with 3.5 screen?

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 16:54 2

5. trickster_qc (Posts: 107; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


That's the galaxy core micro plus special edition II

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 19:42 15

20. gaming64 (unregistered)


A phone with Snapdragon 808 isn't a low-end.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:19

35. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


True- the 808 Hexacore performs very well in LG G4 which is a very large hi res screen so on a 4.6" - it should be super fast.

Questions though..
Can Android 5.1 run really well on only 2 Gigs of RAM or will there be only 300 meg of RAM left for user with a lot of screen redraws etc?

Question- Samsung seems to have a rule that nothing beats the "S" Series Flagship except Note Series.
Will they put a 2400 to 2600 Mah Battery in the Mini if it lasts longer than S6 ?
If it's only 16 Gig memory they have to put SD Card in there.

Same Camera as S6 - a good thing but 16 Gig not so great on a $450 ( wild guess) phone.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 03:41

40. alex3run (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 May 2014)


I can find games where LG will lag.

Adreno 418 is too weak for 2K.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 05:55 4

43. wildfiregt (Posts: 171; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Android 5.1 can run with 512 or RAM. Are you real questioning about 2 gigs ,really ?

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 08:39

48. may_czos (Posts: 842; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


808 is a very power hungry processor, it also heats up a lot. It makes no sense in a small device with small battery.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 12:53

66. jeroome86 (Posts: 1927; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Yes it is. Friend at work replace his G3 with the G4 and having the same issues. Poor battery life but he did get a free one. Phone gets hot and starts lagging. Starting to lose faith in the Snap Dragon chips. G4 sales haven't been great. No way I would get something with the 810. Hope the 820 turns things around.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 16:52 9

3. SirYar (Posts: 351; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


A 4.7 1080p screen with the 7400 exynos would be fantastic! Too bad Samsung well never do it, and instead just release another overpriced and underspecced Mini...

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 22:23

36. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


Yes that would but it might outperform the big S6 and Samsung won't do that except Note Series.

I would LOVE to see a Note 5 Compact at about 4.7" to 5" screen- a Note 4 Compact even better but a little late for that.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 12:51 1

65. Hitokage (Posts: 103; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


A compact Note wouldn't make any sense, the main draw to the Note is its large size. It'd also be redundant, since the closest thing to a compact Note that you'd see is the S before it. Especially this year, if rumors of the Note 5 using the S6's processor (or a slightly overclocked version of it) are true

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 15:41

67. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


Right but I am thinking of a Device that is thicker about 8.0 millimeters thick with a 3500 Millimeter Battery like S6 Active with metal design like S6 and SD support etc.
They can't do an S6 Pro with 3500 Mah Battery because S6 Owners would be angry.

Also S6 is form over function with " Thinness Race" 6.8mm body and small Battery.

Note Series is for Pros who don't care if it's 8.2 millimeters thick- we need to work with and on our phones like a Pocket Laptop- that's what the RAM and fast CPU is for.
Many of us are not Batman and don't wear a Utility Belt for our phones.
Or just want to fit it in a Pocket.

Note Compact will never happen but it would sell - there are many millions of people who want/ need a powerful no compromise Android that fits in your pocket like an S6 but with a big Battery and 8.2 millimeters thick or whatever.

posted on 26 Jul 2015, 15:44

68. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


Right but I am thinking of a Device that is thicker about 8.0 millimeters thick with a 3500 Millimeter Battery like S6 Active with metal design like S6 and SD support etc.
They can't do an S6 Pro with 3500 Mah Battery because S6 Owners would be angry.

Also S6 is form over function with " Thinness Race" 6.8mm body and small Battery.

Note Series is for Pros who don't care if it's 8.2 millimeters thick- we need to work with and on our phones like a Pocket Laptop- that's what the RAM and fast CPU is for.
Many of us are not Batman and don't wear a Utility Belt for our phones.
Or just want to fit it in a Pocket.

Note Compact will never happen but it would sell - there are many millions of people who want/ need a powerful no compromise Android that fits in your pocket like an S6 but with a big Battery and 8.2 millimeters thick or whatever.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 16:53 8

4. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


4,7" FullHD Super Amoled display,
Exynos 7420 Octa CPU and Mali-T760 GPU,
32/64/128GB UFS2.0 internal storage and 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM,
16mp ISOCELL rear camera (OIS, Focus Pixels, f/1.8, dual LED) and 8mp front camera (f/1.8, LED),
Dimensions: 132mm*64mm*6,9mm and 120g + 2150 mAh Li-Po battery
Fingerprint scanner, aluminium and glass unibody design, IP certification.
PLEASE SAMSUNG, MAKE THIS HAPPEN AND I'M YOURS! Peace.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 16:56

6. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


And it could be the direct competitor to the iPhone 6S.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 21:43 1

32. DRS1977 (Posts: 485; Member since: 27 May 2015)


The sad thing is, they have all those parts to make it happen. I would like to see that exact same phone as well.

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