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.


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source: SamsungNewZealand  via KopenGalaxyS5 (translated)

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