Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is coming, specs revealed

Sam Mobile has obtained what could be specifications for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. Predictably, Samsung is releasing a smaller variant of its flagship handset. Much like the Galaxy S4 Mini, the handset will be positioned as a mid-range device that will most likely have identical styling to the Galaxy S5. The model of the handset will most likely be known as SM-G800.

According to Sam Mobile the handset will feature:

  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution
  • 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • IR blaster
  • 2,100 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

​​While there is no mention of which processor it will be using, it will most likely use a quad-core Snapdragon 400. This chipset is popular and can be found on many other mid-tier devices like the Motorola G and Nokia 630.

The Sam Mobile team also thinks that the waterproof features of the S5 will translate to the S5 Mini, but the heart rate and fingerprint sensor will most likely be omitted due to the cost cutting approach. Pricing and a proper release date have not been uncovered but the handset should release shorty after the Galaxy S5 hits the market. 

Source: Sam MobileImage via Samsung

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I think the T-Mobile version of the S2? Certainly everywhere else in the world the S2 has a physical home button.

If you want a phone without a physical home button, get the LG G2 ;)

nice, thanks for the responses, right now i have a huawei ascend p1 and a stupid thing about not having a physical home button is that when i type in portrait, and i want to press space, i accidentally press the home button and guess what happens...

in times like this i realize the practical purpose of a physical button, but i still dont like it, it just doesnt still well in the middle of the glass

This mini thing is bull crap

Moto X - high end
Moto G - mid range

S5 - high end
S5 mini - mid range.

Using s5 name on a mid range device...
Only Samsung

You should have used LG G2 and G2 mini instead of the Motorola phones. Its not like Motorola named the phone Moto X mini.

I do agree with your opinion though. Why do these companies gimp the hardware specs so much on mini phones.

i_was_here said,
You should have used LG G2 and G2 mini instead of the Motorola phones. Its not like Motorola named the phone Moto X mini.

I do agree with your opinion though. Why do these companies gimp the hardware specs so much on mini phones.

i meant that motorola did the right thing and named smaller mid range phone different.

but samsung did not... LG is following samsungs trend, which is expected/

ALL of the brands are the same with their "mini" variants of their flagship phones - they are much worse hardware. G2 Mini, HTC One Mini as well.

The only exception is Sony's Xperia Z1 - and they named it "compact" I'm sure intentionally to differentiate it from the "mini" phones out there, the Z1 Compact being practically the same specs as the larger Z1 model.

Damn at 4.5" they call it mini? That's as large of a cell phone I'm willing to consider personally lol ;)

This is why I hate Samsung so much. They could of have all the same spec but a smaller version like the iPad Air/mini 2. More people would get the Mini version because 5 inches is too big for people. 4.5 is the sweet spot for a lot of people out there.

Obry said,
Damn at 4.5" they call it mini? That's as large of a cell phone I'm willing to consider personally lol ;)

It's a smaller version of the S5, hence it's "mini".

I think the take home point here is they had to gimp it compared to the original as well. It isn't just smaller. It is crappier in almost every way.

trojan_market said,

I guess 3.5 inches which was "normal" last year would be galaxy tiny.

There's no set size as to what would constitute "mini". As this is a smaller variant of an existing device, any smaller than 5.1 and it would be classed as a "mini"