Samsung Galaxy mini 2 leaks out: bigger screen, better resolution, faster processor

Samsung Galaxy mini 2 leaks out: bigger screen, better resolution, faster processor
The Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500, codenamed Jena, has leaked out just ahead of MWC and if we take the tipped February date as a clue, it should arrive just in time for the biggest phone-centric show this year. The Galaxy mini 2 is almost at the bottom of the Android low-end offers, still just above the cheapest Samsung Galaxy Y.

It won’t shock you with specs, of course, but it will most definitely do so with its price. 

Now, it does feature some pretty decent hardware for smartphone entrants on budget. Here are the highlights of the Galaxy mini 2:

- 3.3-inch display with an HVGA resolution (480x320),
- Android Gingerbread,
- 800MHz processor,
- HSDPA 7.2Mbps,
- 3-megapixel camera,
- 3GB of internal storage,
- Samsung’s free messaging service ChatON.

Now, that’s actually a decent upgrade over the first-generation Galaxy mini which came with a smaller 3.14-inch display with a resolution of only 320x240 pixels, a slower, 600MHz processor, and only 160MB of internal memory. The free messaging with ChatON is also a welcome addition to help you save even more.

Designwise, the compact Galaxy mini 2 looks nicely curved with a slick body, though lacking the patterned back of the first Galaxy mini. Nonetheless, it’s a great upgrade, and we’re looking forward to an actual release date and a price. How do you like the Galaxy mini 2?

source: GSM Arena

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GALAXY mini 2
  • Display 3.3" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1300 mAh(7.50h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

zzzzzz...

2. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

This is really big update compared to the V1.0. But lets see how it works, the current one is laggy and hangs frequently. This is my secondry model next to my arc s

3. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Misread the article for "Galaxy S II Mini".

4. CUL8TR

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

WHAT AN UGLY DESIGN BACK LOOKS NASTY OUT OV SHAPE FRONT SAME TO TO MANY CURVES WHY NOT THE S2 MINI SAME DESIGN LOWER SPEC WHAT A NASTY LOOKING PHONE

5. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

turn your CAPS off..!!

6. CUL8TR

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

N5 Kcombs B L O C K C A P S L O O K S N I C E

7. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

To Android Experts Will it lag a lot with these specs?

8. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Maybe? It won't be the fastest, but it's not like it's an HTC hero.....

9. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

With an 800 MHZ processor,it will most likely lag.

10. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This phone may not set an spec sheets on fire but it will sell very well to its target market. The cheap and cheerful galaxy mini 1 sells by the bucketload at about 80 euro and we've had very little complaints so this will be a welcome new addition to that customer sector

11. samirsshah

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

Galaxy Mini should have Indian street price of less than Rs. 10,000.

12. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

The specs are so similar to the original galaxy ace,only better.and now the galaxy ace plus has specs similar tp the galaxy s.hope this pattern will continue next year!

13. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

People, why complain over a phone like this? If you are looking for an amazing phone, clearly this was not meant for you. This was meant for the people who don't feel the need to have a blazing fast phone, and to spend upwards of $200-$300 on it. Sometimes I feel that people will complain just to hear their whiny voices.

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