The rumor mill was spot on. Today, Samsung revealed the mini version of its Galaxy S5 smart phone.
What kind of specs are we talking? A 4.5 inch, 720-by-1,280 Super AMOLED display. A 1.4Ghz quad-core processor running Android 4.4 KitKat. 1.5 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be expanded to 64GB via microSD.
As for the camera, the S5 Mini sports an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, plus a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and Samsung’s usual photo software.
How does that compare to the regular S5? It has a 1,920-by-1,080 display and runs a 2.5GHz chip. The original S5 also has 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage and a 16 megapixel camera.
Russia gets first dibs on the S5 Mini this month. U.S. consumers will have to wait a bit longer. Colors? The S5 mini comes in black, white, blue or gold.
Samsung touts the device as dust and water-resistant. Features like ultra power saving mode, S Health, a private/kids mode and fingerprint and heart rate sensors round out the feature list. Samsung assures customers the Galaxy S5 Mini “enables users to enjoy the same flagship experience as the Galaxy S5.”
Today’s Galaxy S5 Mini is the latest S5 phone announced in recent months. April the original device and the Galaxy K. May brought the military-themed Galaxy S5 Active and June saw the Galaxy S5 LTE-A in Korea.
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