Samsung, which has been launching several entry level KitKat powered smartphones globally might launch the mini variant of the Galaxy S5 smartphone in India sooner than expected. After being officially announced back in June, the Galaxy S5 mini went up for pre-orders in UK just a couple of weeks ago and now it appears that even in Germany the device is up for pre-order.
On the other hand, Polish customers can pre-order the handset off-contract at 1899 Polish zloty that translates to Rs. 37,550 in Indian currency, which is similar to the price of the phone in UK. What we can also see from these developments is that that the South Korean tech giant is in fact targeting the European market with the mini S5 first.
Moreover, one of the Polish retailers is further making the deal even more conspicuous by offering a free Gear Fit for a limited time. However, the phone will be generally available in the country from July 23. The Galaxy S5 mini is speculated to hit other markets following the mentioned date. The device will be offered in four color variants- black, white, gold, and blue.
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini: Key Specifications
The Galaxy S5 Mini features a 4.5-inch 720p (1280×720) Super AMOLED display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot, and a 2,100 mAh battery. Like its flagship sibling, the Galaxy S5 Mini also features a fingerprint and heart rate scanner, and is IP67-certified for water and dust-resistance.
On the software front, the Galaxy S5 Mini is powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat and Samsung's latest TouchWiz UX, with features such as Ultra Power Saving Mode and Kids Mode.
If you are not aware, Samsung has also sent a Tizen-based Galaxy S5 to India a couple of weeks ago for testing purpose. If the test succeeds, most probably, we might as well get a chance to see the Tizen-based Galaxy S5, while the other variant of the Galaxy S5 would be the Broadband LTE-A variant which is reportedly said to launch with a QHD Display soon.
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