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Samsung confirms the Galaxy S5 mini

The long-awaited Galaxy S5 mini was finally announced from Samsung earlier this morning, the phone is a compact version of Samsung’s latest flagship design. “We always strive to develop devices that appeal to a range of consumer tastes and styles.” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy S5 mini allows consumers to enjoy the iconic design and essential and useful features of the Galaxy S5 through a maximized minimalism approach.”
 
The phone will be available with a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the smaller size is perfect for those want to enjoy the same Galaxy S5 experience, but on a device that can be better operated with only one hand. Like the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 mini features a unique perforated pattern on the back cover creating a modern and sleek look, along with a premium, soft touch grip. The Galaxy S5 mini enables users to enjoy the same flagship experience as the Galaxy S5 with innovative features including IP67 certification, Ultra Power Saving Mode, a heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, and connectivity with the latest Samsung wearable devices. The sensors, details and features for the smaller-version are almost identical.
 
A quick overview of the specs reveals that the Galaxy S5 mini comes equipped with a Quad Core 1.4 GHz processor and 1.5GM RAM to aid in the phone’s multi-tasking features. Since the Mini’s processor won’t have to power the larger screen of the original S5, we will be interested to test the actual differences in the two devices when it is released. There is also an 8MP camera and the Galaxy S5 mini supports LTE.
 
The Galaxy S5 mini will be available in Russia starting in early July and is planned to expand to global market. At launch, the device will be available in four color options: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.