With nearly a week to go for the release of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s (KRX:005935) Galaxy S5 on April 11, a new report came out Wednesday with leaked details of what is claimed to be the smaller version of the latest flagship handset.
According to SamMobile, the publication has received “exclusive information” about specs on the Galaxy S5 mini, which reportedly includes a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution, a key upgrade over the existing Galaxy S4 mini’s qHD resolution, which the report called “disappointing.”
The Galaxy S5 mini is also expected to come with the model number SM-G800, and is likely to be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, SamMobile reported, adding that the new handset will run on Android 4.4 KitKat.
The leaked specs of the Galaxy S5 mini also show that the phone could sport an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB storage, an IR blaster and a 2,100 mAh battery, most of which are similar to the Galaxy S4 mini's specifications, SamMobile reported. The device is also rumored to be water-resistant through IP67 certification, similar to the Galaxy S5.
There are no details about whether the phone will feature a heart-rate and fingerprint sensor as its bigger counterpart does. However, according to SamMobile, because the Galaxy S5 mini is expected to be a mid-range device, it is not likely to include these features.
While there is no information about the device’s release date and price, some earlier reports have suggested that the handset could hit the market sometime in June.