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Galaxy S5 Mini Carries Over Most of Flagship's Features

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Jul 1, 2014, 7:23 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Samsung today announced the Galaxy S5 mini, a smaller version of its 2014 flagship handset. The GS5 mini manages to include several of the GS5's main features, such as the heart rate monitor, water and dust resistance, fingerprint sensor, private/kid mode, and Ultra Power Savings Mode. Samsung did, however, downgrade many of the specs in order to make the smaller, less-expensive mini. The device has a 4.5-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz processor with 1.5GB of RAM. The main camera captures up to 8 megapixels, while the secondary camera captures 2.1 megapixels. The camera offers Samsung functions such as Shot & More, Virtual Tour Shot, and S Studio. The phone has 16GB of internal storage and supports microSD cards up to 64GB. Connectivity options include HSPA/LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and infrared. The Galaxy S5 mini will launch first in Russia this month, and Samsung said it will eventually expand to global markets over time. The Galaxy S5 mini will be offered in four colors: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold. Pricing and availability in the U.S. was not specified. AT&T only recently launched the Galaxy S4 mini, which was announced last year.

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Jean Majano

Jul 6, 2014, 10:24 PM

Good Phone

Its a good phone, more people who liked the S5 but on a smaller scale of course Razz
Sams

Jul 1, 2014, 8:45 PM

The only 2 things I'd changed

I'd improve 2 things on this mini to make it perfect: MINI should stay mini, maximum 4.3", that makes it easier to hold and better ppi, and second, processor speed at least 1.7 or 1.8 GHZ.
 
 
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