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Background and Identification ¶
Released on July 28, 2014 to replace the Galaxy S4 Mini, the Galaxy S5 Mini is the smaller mid-range variant of Samsung's Galaxy S5 line of smartphones.
The S5 Mini retains many of the same features as the S5, including the faux-leather backing, fingerprint scanner, and IP67 dust/water resistance rating. Internally however, the components are much more budget-oriented than the S5. Differences include a slower 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, a smaller 4.5" 720p Super AMOLED display, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear-facing camera, and only 16 GB of internal flash storage.
With a 4.5 in screen, the S5 mini is slightly larger than its mini predecessor, the S4 mini, with a 4.3 in screen. The S5 mini also has an increased screen resolution with a pixel desnity of 326 ppi compared tot he S4 mini's pixel density of 256 ppi.
Release date: July 28, 2014
Operating System: Android 4.4.2
Display: 4.5" HD 720 × 1280 (326 ppi) Super AMOLED touchscreen
CPU: 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 3 Quad (Exynos 3470)
Storage: 16 GB Flash Memory, expandable to 64 GB via microSD
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC (LTE ver. only), IR Remote, A-GPS + GLONASS
Network: HSDPA, 42 Mbps (LTE model); HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps (3G model); HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Cameras: 8 MP rear-facing camera with AF + LED Flash, 2.1 MP front-facing camera
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, compass; heart rate, proximity, and fingerprint sensors
Ports: Micro USB 2.0, microSD slot (Expandable to 64 GB), 3.5mm headphone jack
Dimensions: 131 x 65 x 9.1 mm
Weight: 4.23 ounces (120 g)
Battery: 3.85 V Li-ion with 2100 mAh capacity