Samsung officially unveils Galaxy S5 mini: 4.5” Super AMOLED screen, water resistance and finger scanner
The Galaxy S5 mini is shaped in the same design language as the S5 with the perforated soft-touch back, and it is also water and dust protected with IP67 certification, meaning that the phone is dust protected and can withstand being submerged in water up to 30 minutes in a depth of up to 1 meter (3.3 feet). You get four color options from the start: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold. Being a phone with a 4.5-inch screen, the S5 mini is also fairly compact and easy to use with one hand. It is not too slim, nor too thick at 0.36” (9.1mm) body girth and weighs a fairly light 4.2 ounces (120g).
With Ultra Power Saving Mode, finger scanner and water resistance, the S5 mini looks like a true 'mini' flagship
Given that the this new mini will launch shortly, in early July, it is no surprise that it is running on Android 4.4 KitKat, as the new Android L will not be available on devices until the fall. Good news, however, is that the TouchWiz-infused version of Android in the S5 mini will support features so far seen only on the Galaxy S5, like the Ultra Power Saving Mode that prolongs your battery longevity.
Samsung Launches Compact, Stylish Galaxy S5 mini Smartphone
Third generation mini device provides the optimal synthesis of design and performance from the flagship Galaxy S5
SEOUL, Korea – July 1, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Galaxy S5 mini, a compact version of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S5 mini delivers powerful performance, as well as the same dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features found in the stylish Galaxy S5.
“We always strive to develop devices that appeal to a range of consumer tastes and styles,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy S5 mini allows consumers to enjoy the iconic design and essential and useful features of the Galaxy S5 through a maximized minimalism approach.”
Galaxy S5 mini continues Samsung design legacy and flagship experience
Outfitted with a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S5 mini delivers a wide and vivid viewing experience, and its compact size provides users with additional comfort, allowing for easy operation with only one hand. Like the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 mini features a unique perforated pattern on the back cover creating a modern and sleek look, along with a premium, soft touch grip. The Galaxy S5 mini enables users to enjoy the same flagship experience as the Galaxy S5 with innovative features including IP67 certification, Ultra Power Saving Mode, a heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, and connectivity with the latest Samsung wearable devices.
Powerful Samsung performance in a compact, portable device
The Galaxy S5 mini comes equipped with a powerful Quad Core 1.4 GHz processor and 1.5GM RAM for seamless multi-tasking, faster webpage loading, softer UI transition, and quick power up. The high-resolution 8MP camera delivers crisp and clear photos and videos, while the Galaxy S5 mini’s support of LTE Category 4 provides users with ultra-fast downloads of movies and games on-the-go.
The Galaxy S5 mini will be available in Russia starting in early July and is planned to expand to global market. At launch, the device will be available in four color options: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.
Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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1. Duketytz (Posts: 467; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Sorry but it ain't 'true' mini flagship. At least not against Z1 Compact
2. Rager722 (Posts: 127; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
PA stop praising Samsung for their "Ultra Power Saving Mode" HTC has the same thing with "Extreme Power Saving Mode" Same ish.
28. enthasuium (Posts: 73; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
1. Samsungs Normal Power saving mode= Htc Extreme power saving, where CPU core are down, Disable sync, low cpu applied
2. Samsungs Ultra power saving= (No comparison so far) its uses unique method, super amoled display to black and white, turn back light off to save power, Only amoled screen can do it, No LCD
29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8240; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Having use both M8 and S5, UPSM puts EPSM to shame. I can go a while day with just 7% of battery life vs an hour on the M8.
Give credit to where credit is due.
32. enthasuium (Posts: 73; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
Yeah , Ultra power saving can last more than 7 days if it used from 100% BATTERY
6. ChandlerBing (Posts: 35; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)
Shush! Don't say such stuff here dude. The Samsuck fanboys will rise from the dead and eat you alive!
9. tech2 (Posts: 2037; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
OR they might actually use a constructive argument to demolish his over the top claim:
1. HTC's power saving mode can't use Amoled Tech to its advantage: Black and white screen (more black= more power saving)
2. HTC doesn't let u use camera in its power saving mode whereas S5 does.
3. GS5 can get dimmed upto 2 nits which LCDs can't
13. Rager722 (Posts: 127; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
Isn't the point of power saving mode is to only use the phone for emergency things like text, and call? Who says "let me use my camera before my phone dies"No one. Most people let their friends know through text that their phone is about to die and they're trying to conserve battery.
14. tech2 (Posts: 2037; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
It is an OPTION. If you think its not useful to you then don't use it. Simples.
But imagine if someone wanted to take a picture in emergency or something you saw is too awesome that you wouldn't mind losing 1% percent of your battery for then you don't have that OPTION of making that decision.
15. Rager722 (Posts: 127; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
You have a point but for the fact of even having that option, wouldn't the camera running in the background kill off the battery even if you're not using it?
33. enthasuium (Posts: 73; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
GS5 LETS YOU BROWSE WEB , Chat HTC doesnt
31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8240; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Thank you for putting the troll in his place for me.
27. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
So you are one of the pathetic fanboys, I thought you were a better person. Better look at yourself before calling others fanboy, s*cker.
26. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Jealous? Do you know the screen turns black and white and not simply turning toggles off? Also UPSM works only on AMOLED. So stf when you are not knowledgeable enough.
5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1377; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
European pricing is bit different, it seems very expensive, but we are used to it. But anyway, this is overpriced, you can have 4G version of GS3 for €300 where I live.
10. Rager722 (Posts: 127; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
I was looking at Virgin Mobile in Colombia, how come it says 1,000,000 for an S4? I don't get how it works...
36. lionheart97 (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Jul 2014)
Actual price for that phone = 250$
Extra charge for brand = 400$
7. trqster (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 May 2013)
Americans just don't know how lucky they are not having to pay something like $1000 for a flagship smartphone like the iPhone 5S or Galaxy S5 in Europe!
8. NotAGeek (Posts: 129; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
That's too much for a midranger.I don't think that the heart sensor and waterproofing can really justify the high price.The Z1 compacy has a much better camera and waterproofing at that price range
12. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Nope. Z1 Compact still the king of Minis.
16. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
4,5" dislay and still called a mini? Hahaha! For who? 8 feet aliens? :)))
17. solidsnake695 (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)
Z1 compact true mini phone with high end specs this crap is not even comparable
18. Planterz (Posts: 756; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
$650? You can buy an unlocked S5 for under $600. And a Z1 Compact for $435.
19. aayupanday (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Snapdragon 400 for mini phones has become a trend these days for several manufactures except Sony. They should at least use the S600.
23. Planterz (Posts: 756; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I'm starting to wonder if they make the S600 anymore. I don't remember seeing a new device with one for quite some time.
20. sinple (Posts: 103; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
it seemed Samsung's camera's megapixel is proportionate to the size of the phone.
21. GeekOB (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Jun 2014)
$650??? lol.. we get s5 here in India at around $580.. of course only sh!tty Exynos variant.. :/
24. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
Dont comment like an stupid troller.. I own an exynos S5 and its better than S801....!
35. alumoyo (Posts: 161; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
So this is waterproof and no ugly flap - what went wrong with the full size S5 then?
38. phljcnth (Posts: 264; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
That's what I noticed too. Maybe USB 3.0 should be treated differently? Haha not sure about that.
37. djripster (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)
Will the dual SIM model be powered by the Exynos or Snapdragon chip ?
39. fzacek (Posts: 1627; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Looked great until I saw the price. $650 for that thing? No way. This would have been a good phone if it only cost less than $400...