Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will be waterproof according to Samsung New Zealand

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will be waterproof according to Samsung New Zealand
Earlier this month, a leaked set of specs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini revealed that the device would have IP67 certification for water and dust. That news was confirmed on Friday by Samsung New Zealand on the manufacturer's website. There you will find some warranty information related to the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. According to the site, the warranty is excluded if the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is submerged in water for 30 minutes or more.

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.

Thanks for the tip!

source: SamsungNewZealand  via KopenGalaxyS5 (translated)

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Galaxy S5 mini
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 3 Quad, 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



10. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

How would this be measured? On board sensors, or is it up to a rep to just guess?

9. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Z1 Compact is still king of mini.

7. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 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....

5. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Wow from Samsung New Zealand? That's a first...reading New Zealand on a website (cause im in NZ)...

4. uchihakurtz

Posts: 429; Member since: Nov 12, 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: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 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: 429; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

3. antmiu2

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

hopefully its a 4.5 to a 4.8 inch screen and it would be great

2. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Does it blend?

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

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