Samsung Galaxy S5 mini announced
It really boggles the mind as to how certain trends seem to stick, while other trends are a one-off thing. Take the “mini” suffix for instance – it seems that every decent flagship smartphone in the market these days (and in Apple’s case, the iPad tablet as well) would deserve to have an offshoot product that will carry the “mini” suffix. The HTC One has gone through that, and now the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has just been announced, following a similar pattern when the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini was announced not too long after the then-flagship Galaxy S4 was revealed to the masses.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, needless to say, happens to be a compact version of the latest flagship smartphone from the South Korean consumer electronics giant. Do not be fooled by its size, however, as the Galaxy S5 mini does pack quite a punch in terms of performance, in addition to offering similar dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features that is found in its larger sized sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S5.
On the outside, you will find a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, where if you were to roll back the calendar by a few years, this would not be considered anywhere near the “mini” class since phablets have not really taken off back in the day. The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is perfectly sized for easy and convenient one-handed operation, and it will also retain a similar unique perforated pattern on the back cover just like the vanilla Galaxy S5, resulting in a modern and sleek look.
At the back lies an 8MP camera with LED flash, while the front has a 2.1MP camera for sharp looking selfies. Apart from that, 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded by up to another 64GB thanks to a microSD memory card slot does complement the quad-core 1.4GHz processor. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and 4G LTE.
We are also well pleased to note that the Galaxy S5 mini sports IP67 certification, Ultra Power Saving Mode, a heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, and connectivity with the latest Samsung wearable devices, where it will roll out in Russia first before expanding across the globe in shades of Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.