Samsung on Tuesday officially announced the Galaxy S5 Mini, just a day after reports suggested it was ready for launch in the coming weeks. While smaller than the Galaxy S5 and less powerful in some places, Samsung still kept some of the highlight features of the larger flagship smartphone.
The Galaxy S5 mini is equipped with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, an 8-megapixel camera, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage that can be expanded with up to a 64GB microSD card and a 2,100mAh battery.
Samsung kept the heart rate monitor, fingerprint reader and IP67 build that were all introduced in the Galaxy S5. Additionally, you’ll find the IR blaster for controlling your TV, Ultra Power Saving Mode for milking as much life out of your battery as possible, support for category 4 LTE and more. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz out of the box.
The Galaxy S5 mini will make its debut early this month in Russia. Samsung said it has plans to launch the phone in the “global market” but didn’t name any other markets specifically. The device will launch in black, gold, blue and white.