Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Release Date
Going by the patterns of past years, Samsung has consistently released a mini version of its flagship phones. These were not only smaller and easier to pocket, but less costly.
Going by this trend, we can safely conclude that a Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is in the pipeline.
The S4 mini was released in early July last year and if all factors remain constant, then the S5 Mini should be with us in the next two weeks. By the end of June we should be having a new, miniature Samsung in the market.
So what should you expect of the new Mini?
It will be without a doubt significantly smaller than the S5 and the smart money says it will come with a 4.5-inch display.
Though much smaller than the 5.0-inch screen of the flagship phone, it is a slight increase from the previous Mini’s 4.3 inches. Information gleaned from an anonymous tipster via sammobile.com indicates as much.
Also included in this information were details about the phone’s screen resolution which was pegged at 720p. The 1280×720 pixel display is a far cry from the crisp 1080p of its parent, but it is a step up from the 960×540 of the Mini S4.
Size aside, there is an uncanny resemblance between the S5 Mini and its parent phone.
They are similarly shaped and have the same perforated polycarbonate casing. You can see this clearly from the images posted in the SamMobile website.
Furthermore, the Mini is said to borrow some of the physical properties of the S5, including the IP67 certification which means it will be water and dust proof. Also visible on the SamMobile images are the provision for a fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor at the back of the phone.
These are features you will find in the Galaxy S5. Other shared features are the 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded through a microSD slot and support for Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.
The Mini is expected to run on the same Android 4.4.2 platform as the S5 and should also have that all-important Ultra Power Saving Mode.
The S5 Mini is expected to appear with some of the features that were on its mini predecessor including the 8 MP camera at the back and the 2.1 MP front-facing snapper.
All this for a price estimated to be £350 is quite the bargain.