Samsung Galaxy S5 mini lowers specs, keeps external hardware features

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini lowers specs, keeps external hardware featuresI wonder if I can get through this article without mentioning the fact that “mini” versions of flagship smartphones aren’t simply smaller versions of the phones on which they’re based – Sony Xperia Z1 Compact aside. Probably not.

Hey everyone! The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been a real thing for several months now, so it’s about time we were formally introduced to the inevitable Galaxy S5 mini, a phone that unsurprisingly lowers the specs, but – to be fair – keeps many of the external hardware features found on its big bro.

Diving straight into Samsung Galaxy S5 mini specs we have a 4.5in 720p display (vs. 5.1in 1080p), 1.5GB of RAM (vs. 2GB), and an 8MP rear camera (vs. 16MP). So if you were looking for something that ultimately amounts to a smaller version of the S5, this isn’t the phone for you.

Having said that, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini does retain several of the standout hardware features of the larger S5, including IP67 waterproof certification, the fingerprint scanner, rear heart rate monitor, and Ultra Power Saving Mode. Er, and not forgetting that perforated rear.

Oddly, Russia will see the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini first, from July, though it’s pencilled in for a global rollout at some point, with colours including Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.

via: Samsung Mobile Press

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