Samsung Galaxy S5 mini specs reportedly leak online

Ian Hardy

April 2, 2014 7:00am

We’ve seen the trend happen with previous devices and the Galaxy S5 will be no exception. The market for a ‘mini’ version of a flagship is now inevitable and the latest rumour points to a smaller, but still big, Galaxy S5.

According to SamMobile, Samsung is poised to launch the Galaxy S5 mini after the 5.1-inch GS5 is released in a couple weeks. The model number is reportedly SM-G800 and will feature similar specs to the GS4 with some notable improvements: a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution (GS4 mini has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD), run OS 4.4 KitKat, 8MP rear-camera and a 2MP front-facing camera, possibly a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a 2,100 mAh battery.

The GS5 mini will have a similar design the its sibling and might also be water-resistant, but lack the inclusion of the heart rate monitor and fingerprint sensor. June is currently penciled in for an estimated release and no indication of carrier partners.

Source: SamMobile

  • Amparipaa

    i’m not entirely convinced 4.5″ is all that “mini”. either way, meh… the moto g has similar specs and only costs $250 for the 16GB model on WIND, and knowing how much the GS4m cost outright, this’ll probably cost as much as flagship phones cost a couple years ago.

  • alphs22

    Interesting if released around the $200-250 range to compete with Moto G. Go $300 and up and it competes with Nexus 5 and Moto X – and it doesn’t compete well.

    But hey with the amount of marketing Samsung spends, maybe it’ll sell.

    • Bri Bru

      Did the Ace or the Mini series ever sell that well? Unsure what Samsung’s thinking selling crap devices for such high prices. I hope this one will be at that price range but I doubt it…

    • Dimitri

      To be honest, i have seen few people with the Ace. Not saying alot or a small amount but a few. The S4 Mini is a good product but not many have bought it.

      I remember years ago when people would complain how Sony & Samsung & the rest never made a mini version of their flagships & now that they do, people still complain lol. ( Not towards you but in general.)

    • Bri Bru

      I like manufacturers giving consumers more options. It’s a great thing for us but I complain about Samsung’s pricing on their products.

    • MaX Damage

      The Ace series sold very well in countries like China and India because of its low cost. I’ve seen many people in Canada with Ace phones as well. Terrible phones, but they are very cheap (100$-150$). The Moto G completely destroyed that price range though…

    • Bri Bru

      Was that the price when it first came out? I thought it was a lot more pricey.

    • J Gibson

      No, it was 150. I’ve been using it for 3 years, and to be honest it was the best bang for your buck phone available at that time. It still runs fairly well (after flashing a custom ROM last year, but still) and I really don’t need anything more.

  • shamesung

    shamesung – stop flooding the market with your crap!

    • southerndinner

      BGR is leaking

  • cartfan88

    Almost made it thru a day without another Samsung product release. Thankfully this took care of that.

  • Mo Dabbas

    “but lack the inclusion of the heart rate monitor and fingerprint sensor.”

    I’m pretty sure nobody is gonna miss that.

  • Abhishek Sisodia

    Samsung has gone mad!!!