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Changes to Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Teardown Introduction

Edit by Sam Goldheart

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We’ve had some time to play with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, and it seems to have shrunk in the wash. Wait, scratch that—we’re actually tearing down the brand-new Galaxy S5 Mini, a smaller, lighter, and less powerful version of the S5. Call it Samsung's flag''boat'' smartphone.
To beat the launch-day crowd, we got our S5 Mini direct from motherMother Russia. We'll be sure to point out any special adaptations this phone needs to speak Russian.
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  • Spudger x1 added.
  • iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6) x1 added.
  • iFixit Opening Tool x1 added.
  • Phillips #000 Screwdriver x1 added.
  • iOpener x1 added.
  • Metal Spudger x1 added.
  • Tweezers x1 added.