Samsung Officially Unveils Galaxy S5 Mini: How is it different from Galaxy S5?

While, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch tablets have been launched in India today, at the same time, the South Korean tech titan has brought in the stripped down affordable version of its latest flagship Galaxy S5.

Yes, we are talking about Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, after the series of leaks and rumors finally the company has announced the Galaxy S5 mini, a compact version of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Offcially Unveiled

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Galaxy S5 mini - Key Specifications

Well, you will find the new phone outfitted with a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, and a perforated pattern on the back cover as seen in Galaxy S5. Other specs are listed below

  • 4.5" HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED
  • Quad Core 1.4 GHz
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Camera: Main (Rear): 8.0 MP AF with LED Flash
  • Sub (Front): 2.1MP (FHD)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC (LTE ver. only), Bluetooth v4.0 LE, USB 2.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, IR
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal memory, microSD Slot (up to 64 GB)
  • Dimension - 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1mm, 120g
  • Battery- 2,100mAh


Further, the compact variant has got all the similar flagship features including IP67 certification, Ultra Power Saving Mode, a heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, and connectivity with the latest Samsung wearable devices. Also, Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will be available in four color options including Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.

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Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S5 mini: What's the Difference?

Basically, Samsung has stripped down Galaxy S5 mini from its elder kin in terms of display size, processor, camera, battery, RAM, and overall dimension and weight. This can be said as Galaxy S5 is half an inch broader at 5.1-inch in terms of display size when compared to Galaxy S5 mini.

Then, Galaxy S5 mini comes with a quad core processor, whereas the Galaxy S5 is powered by an Octa-Core Exynos 5422 (A15 1.9 GHz + A7 1.3 GHz) CPU. Also on the camera front, Galaxy S5 has higher optics with 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI and Ultra HD video recording and 2.1MP front-facing camera. The RAM also differs with Galaxy S5 having 2GB RAM and the pricey one has a better battery as well with 2800 mAh battery. Rest remains the same.

The only thing, which can make Samsung Galaxy S5 mini a success is an affordable pricing to the handset, especially when the smartphone would be released in the emerging markets including India. What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments section below.

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