Samsung Galaxy S5 mini pictured next to the full-sized model

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini pictured next to the full-sized model
The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is a smaller, lower-spec'd version of Sammy's new flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5. It will keep some of the features seen on the full-sized model such as the IP67 certification that makes the device dust and waterproof. In addition, the "mini" will have a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, and a heart rate monitor on the back of the device.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is expected to feature a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 720 x 1280. Speculation has the phone powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos 3 processor. Inside will be 1.5GB of RAM with 16GB of native storage. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP respectively. Ultra Power Saving Mode and Kids Mode are both on board, and the phone will have Android 4.4.2 pre-installed.

We could see the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini get unveiled on June 12th, at Samsung's Galaxy Premiere event at Madison Square Garden in New York.


source: SamMobile via SammyHub

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Galaxy S5 mini
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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39 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The processor is a disappointment, not even open GLES 3.0 compliant,

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I think the processor is just fine. Faster processor and more RAM than Moto G, which already handles pretty well...

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but instead of Google edition level performance you have touchwiz on it, and that is inefficient enough on the high end phones much less the low end.

6. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

This mini version thing annoys me.. Whats the point if its gona be almost the same size as the regular version?? & if it has infirior specs, how it is a version of it?? ...its all a marketing spin and i find it insulting!!

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's display more than half an inch smaller than the Galaxy S5's, that justifies it being a mini. And being mini comes at a cost with lower specs (unless you're Motorola). Sony's Xperia Z1 compact is not under mini branding, it's specifically a compact version of the Xperia Z1; the terminology is different, so it's a different type of product.

12. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Ja, but the phones themselves are almost same size. Just look at the pictures!!

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's kind of hard to tell the difference of the two phones. Go to picture #2, and zoom in the picture focusing on the Galaxy S5. Zoom it in to where it just barely fits in the frame, then pan over to the Galaxy S5 mini. Then you can get a better idea of how much smaller it is in terms of height, which is significant. It's hard to get a sense of how much narrower it is because it's at an angle.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, I don't think anyone but Sony has fully grasped the mini concept. The S1 compact is the only thing that should be considered in this category of mini super phones. They even had the size perfectly cut down to 4.3 inches screen wise and SD 800 proc. Everything else is just marketing BS riding on the coattails of the high end phone. Seriously though since these products are usually developed well in advance, I think the next generation of mini phones for HTC/Samsung/etc. will have some inspiration from Sony's model.

13. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Am very excited about next generation HTC phones..

14. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Almost the same size? What are you smoking man?

20. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Lol. look at picture 6..

23. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's the white version next to the black version

32. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Both of em are s5 mini... Look picture 2 for the difference.. S5 mini us quiet compact for it's size unlike s5..

38. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Oh thanks man..

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Even the S2, S3 is better than this.

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I think the rumor about the SoC was wrong. No way they would release an SoC under the Exynos 3 line. It was the third generation of Samsung SoCs, why would they release a device in their flagship line under a processor line that's 2 generation behind? It'll probably be an Exynos 5 Quad; dual core A15 and dual core A7 paired with a Mali-T624 or Mali-450 GPU. That's just my guess.

36. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Hmm, I think a quad A7 is probably spot on considering the specs of it's peers. I agree though, it's likely going to run a Mali 450, the 400 is just too old.

16. AnTuTu

Posts: 1595; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Ugly as S5 :(

22. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

And it is very bezelicious

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

These specs are actually pretty decent compared to some other mini flagships...

4. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

My next phone will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Prime Ace Neo Active Mini Supreme.

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah. Samsung needs to clean up their act. They need to make several properly solid phones instead of hundreds of half-baked ones...

15. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They have been using this model for running their phone industry for the past 4 years and I am pretty sure if they were losing money or not selling well they would've stopped by now. You should keep your advices for the OEM's who are struggling with their sales and are on the verge of bankruptcy.

19. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I know but it's just annoying for consumers...

21. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No it's not, back in my home country people live on such choices, $10 in price difference would be a deal breaker for them, and trust me Samsung is hitting the jackpot with those different models. They basically took Nokia's model when symbian was the king of OSs and surely that's bringing them success in return.

5. HoPhonTab

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

I think the price of this is same as the z1 compact cause I know that samsung is overpriced in there mid range phone :P

17. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

...so, it uses a very similar processor to the Galaxy SIII? Not bad I guess. I just hope it's priced competitively.

25. HoPhonTab

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

The S5 Mini just scored 18000+ but its just half of the score of the S5 so hope the price of the S5 Mini is also half the price of the S5

26. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Seems like a very capable Mini. rather just get SIII, but that has outdated software

34. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This should be priced like the current S3. It has waterproofing advantage to its sleeves.

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