Samsung confirms the existence of what could be a Galaxy S5 mini: the SM-G800F

Samsung confirms the existence of what could be a Galaxy S5 mini: the SM-G800F
Since we had both a Galaxy S3 mini and a Galaxy S4 mini, it makes perfect sense for us to also expect to see a Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, right? Right. Not long ago, we heard that the S5 mini’s model number’s supposed to be SM-G800. Well, Samsung Finland is now hosting a support page for an SM-G800F on its official website, thus confirming the handset’s existence. Unfortunately, for the moment Samsung isn’t revealing anything about the SM-G800, so we can’t be certain that this is indeed the S5 mini.

Anyhow, if previous rumors are to be believed, the S5 mini will feature a 4.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 2MP front-facing camera, and an 8MP rear camera. Like the already-released 5.1-inch Galaxy S5, the mini version should be dust- and water-resistant.

It’s
Samsung confirms the existence of what could be a Galaxy S5 mini: the SM-G800F
said that Samsung is planning to announce its Galaxy S5 mini in June.

As a reminder, HTC is reportedly also preparing the release of a mini One M8 - which seems to have specs similar to what Samsung’s S5 mini will offer. What’s more, it appears that we’ll have an LG G3 mini, too. And all three will be larger than Apple’s current flagship smartphone. These are strange times we’re living in, eh?

source: Samsung Finland (translated) via Galaxy Club (translated)

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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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14 Comments

1. Gamas_K

Posts: 77; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Wait.. SM-G800F? Maybe this is the snapdragon/LTE international version like the Snapdragon S5(SM-G900F)

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I think the big companies are starting to realize that they can't just put crappy specs in a body that resembles its larger counterpart. These specs seem pretty reasonable and acceptable...

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Isn't the dual core they used last year better than this? I don't get why no one uses the S4 Pro with the Adreno 320

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The quad-core Snapdragon 400 is the same one as used in the Moto G. It's not a bad processor, and will not have any problems powering this phone.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

For 2012, these specs are pretty good. For 2014, it is just Samsung being cheap and interpreting "mini" along the lines of "PC jr".

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Did you expect flagship-quality specs? Unfortunately, that will never happen...

4. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I'll pick the M8 mini,the camera is better and i don't need waterproofing and that extra ram

9. JC557

Posts: 1914; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It may not be waterproof but there was a case where the One M8 survived a dip in water. I wouldn't be surprised if the Mini could do the same. Then there's always that aftermarket solution to coat the phone in a water resistant or waterproof film. It would be nice if manufacturers would put almost flagship specs in mini versions of their flagships. I could live with 720p in a 4.5 - 4.7" display but RAM, processor and camera shouldn't be spec'd that much lower.

5. jiezel91

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Nah... the z1 compact is a better choice for me bearing a much better specs

7. express77 unregistered

Flagship specs please. z1 compact needs some competition.

10. iushnt

Posts: 3035; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Z1 compact is a nice phone but it would only be competitive if its available in the market.

8. gymguy224

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I will never be excited about a "mini" version unless it has identical, or near identical, internal specs as its larger version. I hope the z2 comes to sprint.

13. edelxander

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

I hope sammy will come out with some compact version.. maintain the spec but reduce the size.. 5.1 inch is a little bit bulky though.. just sayin. Currenly imho z1 is still the best compact smartphone in the market.

14. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Snapdragon 400..is this a joke.

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