Samsung SM-G750A has a 720p screen and Snapdragon 800 CPU, is it a mini flagship phone?

Could Samsung be preparing an answer to the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the first Android handset that sported high-end specs despite being a mini variant of a flagship phone? A phone with the model number SM-G750A seems to suggest so. According to the device’s user agent profile, it has a 720p display and a 2.3GHz processor (likely a Snapdragon 800), which indicate that the phone could have a small screen but otherwise high-end internals. If this is the Galaxy S5 mini and the specs are final, it would mean Samsung is changing tradition and finally giving us what we’ve always wanted: a flagship phone that caters to those who are looking for a phone they can easily use with one hand.

The SM-G750A – the A means it’s an AT&T variant – is running on Android 4.3 at the moment, though this will likely change to Android 4.4.2 upon launch. It’s possible the screen resolution in the UAProf is for a prototype and the final device will have a 1080p display and be a completely different device than the Galaxy S5 mini – Samsung no doubt has a lot of upcoming smartphones in the pipeline, and we’ll just have to wait and watch where the SM-G750A factors among them.



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1 year 8 months ago

Here’s hoping for it to be the rumoured Galaxy S5 ‘mini’.

1 year 8 months ago

I remember when Samsung were first movers and not reacting to what other companies had on the market. Although a 720p screen with S800 is gonna have some serious power.