Samsung Unveils 4.5-Inch Galaxy S5 Mini, No Plans to Launch It in Singapore


Samsung Unveils 4.5-Inch Galaxy S5 Mini, No Plans to Launch It in Singapore

 

Sticking to its device strategy since the Galaxy S III, Samsung unveiled a smaller variant of its Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone

Known as the Galaxy S5 Mini, the smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) Super AMOLED display and is powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz processor. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, 1.5GB RAM and a 2,100mAh battery. Like the 5.1-inch counterpart, the Galaxy S5 Mini is certified IP67 for water and dust resistance. Software-wise, the Galaxy S5 Mini comes with a host of features that debut on the Galaxy S5 which include the Ultra Power Saving mode and heart rate sensor. 

Samsung states that the Galaxy S5 Mini will be available in Russia starting in early July and is planned to expand to global market. At launch, the device will be available in four color options: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.

We've checked with Samsung Mobile Singapore on the availability of the device and was told that the company has no plans to bring it to the local market. This is surprising since the Galaxy S III Mini and Galaxy S4 Mini were launched here. Nonetheless, here's a quick overview of the specs of the mini variants:

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini vs Galaxy S4 Mini vs Galaxy S III Mini
  Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Samsung Galaxy S III Mini
Launch SRP
  • From S$698
Operating system
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor
  • Quad-core 1.4GHz
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core 1.7GHz
  • 1GHz Dual-core
Built-in Memory
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8GB / 16GB
Display
  • 4.5-inch / 1,280 x 720 pixels / Super AMOLED
  • 4.3-inch / 960 x 540 pixels / Super AMOLED
  • 4-inch / 480 x 800 resolution / WVGA
Camera
  • Rear: 8-megapixel with autofocus and LED flash
  • Front: 2.1-megapixel
  • Rear: 8 Megapixels
  • Front: 1.9 Megapixels
  • 5 Megapixels
  • Secondary: VGA
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC(LTE version only), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, A-GPS + GLONASS, IR Remote
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, NFC, IR LED (Remote Control), micro-USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi 2.4 + 5GHz, USB v2.0
Storage Type
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 8GB internal storage
  • micro-SD support up to 64GB
  • microSD (Up to 32GB)
Battery
  • 2,100mAh
  • 1,900mAh
  • 1,500mAh
Dimensions
  • 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1mm
  • 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm
  • 121.55 x 63 x 9.9mm
Weight
  • 120g
  • 107g
  • 120g

Source: Samsung

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