Samsung has taken the covers off the Galaxy S5 mini smartphone, bringing the exclusive features of the company’s top smartphone in a compact size. The main differences between Galaxy S5 and S5 mini are in display, camera and processor. Galaxy S5 mini has a 4.5-inch HD (720p) screen, which is quite smaller than the 5.1-inch Full HD (1080p) display of Galaxy S5. The camera resolution has gone down from 16MP in the older model to 8MP in the new smartphone.
While the India version of Galaxy S5 comes with an eight-core Exynos processor, the new Galaxy S5 mini runs on a quad-core 1.4GHz processor, but Samsung has not revealed the chipmaker’s name. Despite these downgrades, Samsung has retained the fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor, which debuted with Galaxy S5, in Galaxy S5 mini. The smartphone is IP67 certified, meaning that it is water and dust resistant to an extent, and has Galaxy S5’s Ultra Power Saving mode.
Other key hardware specifications of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 mini are 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 64GB microSD support, LED flash on the back, 2.1MP front camera and 2,100mAh battery. Connectivity suite of the smartphone consists of 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0 and NFC.
This smartphone runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and comes with Samsung’s proprietary UI on top.