The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini has been officially confirmed to be receiving an update to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. The update is expected to be released next month, though no official time frame has been given.
The Galaxy S5 Mini, currently running the Android KitKat version 4.4.2 will receive the Android 5.0.1 upgrade, according to the listing of Samsung devices along with their software update status put up on the Samsung Denmark site.
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The Galaxy Note 4 and last-generation flagship device the Galaxy S5 have both received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the U.S. on all major carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. Samsung's other top-tier handsets such as the Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 have also received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update
The Galaxy S5 Active has already received an Android 5.0 Lollipop update in several regions including the U.S. where it is an exclusive AT&T variant, and the S5 Sport, a similar rugged S5 variant from Sprint has gotten the update as well.
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The S5 Mini is a smaller, less expensive version of the Galaxy S5, with mid-range specs. The processor, camera and display of the S5 Mini all fall short of its more powerful sibling, but its size and price point make it attractive to many smartphone buyers.