Samsung just made the Galaxy S5 mini official, and, as expected, it comes with flagship design without flagship specifications but Samsung keeps all hardware specs intact.
The S5 Mini’s screen is 4.5 inches large with a resolution of 720p. Which, at this point, is merely average in terms of Android phones. It’s got a 1.4Ghz quad-core processor (probably a Snapdragon 400), 1.5GB of RAM, and an 8MP rear camera twinned to a respectable 2.1MP front-facing cam, a Super AMOLED screen panel, a removable battery, and a MicroSD card slot.
A lot of the standard Galaxy S5’s features into the smaller and presumably cheaper build. Water-resistant IP67 body, Pulse oximeter, Fingerprint scanner are all present. It even includes things you might actually use, like Android 4.4 (with all of Samsung’s apps and TouchWiz visual customizations) and an ultra power saving mode. The phone’s looks and physical design are essentially identical to the S5.
Samsung says that the Galaxy S5 Mini will go on sale in Russia later this month before it expands to global markets. It will be available in black, white, blue, and gold. Expect it to pop up in Nigeria in some months time
Samsung has not published information on the Galaxy S5 mini’s pricing, but according to a source cited by Sam Mobile , the device could launch at a rather steep €479, the equivalent of about 105 thousand Naira. That’s the recommended retail price in Europe, and other markets may see a lower price tag, but Samsung appears to be content with making as much money as they can , instead of fighting a price war with Tecno and Gionee who offer smartphones of similar specs for low prices