Samsung is all set to announce the mini version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The smartphone, named as Galaxy S5 mini, is IP67 certified that means it too is Dust and Water resistant like the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 mini comes in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold colour options. E-commerce portal Flipkart’s Facebook account teased the exclusive availability of the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini.
Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 mini attempts to bring the best features of the flagship Galaxy S5 in a smaller package. The new Galaxy S5 mini features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280×720 pixel resolution. The Galaxy S5 mini is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor but Samsung has not revealed the maker. The smartphone packs 1.5 GB RAM and offers 16 GB on-board memory. The phone also offers memory card slot that can hold up to a 64 GB micro SD card.
Samsung has loaded the Android 4.4 KitKat update layered with TouchWiz Essence on the top. At the rear, it has an 8 megapixel autofocus camera along with an LED Flash. The camera app has support for Virtual Tour Shot, S Studio and capability to record full HD videos. In the front, the S5 mini has a 2.1 megapixel camera that can record videos in full HD resolution.
Samsung has also armed the phone with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, micro USB 2.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support. It also comes with the Heart Rate Sensor along with Fingerprint Sensor just like the Galaxy S5. Other bunch of sensors include accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity, hall and ambient light.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini also comes with Ultra Power Saving mode to conserve battery life. This 9.1 mm thick handset bears perforated back panel. Samsung has added 2100 mAh battery and will offer the Galaxy S5 mini in 3G and 4G LTE network versions.
Flipkart seems to have become the favorite destination to hold exclusive sales of the smartphones. First Motorola started with Moto series devices and then followed Xiaomi as well as Asus with select devices. It is a big surprise that Samsung is opting for the same because the company already has Samsung’s official online estore.