Posted by Faryaab S. 7 months ago

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini (SM-G800F)?


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Samsung is known to release a plethora of variants of its flagship devices, especially the Galaxy S series, simply because it wants a product in every category and price range. After the launch of the Galaxy S5, the rumour mill shifted its focus towards the usual Zoom, Active and Mini variants. Samsung made the Galaxy K Zoom, formally known as Galaxy S5 Zoom, official on April 29, and launched the Galaxy S5 Active today on AT&T. The only variant left to be introduced is the Galaxy S5 Mini. There have been numerous rumours surrounding the Galaxy S5 Mini, but never something authentic has shown up. However, today, a few pictures and complete specifications of the upcoming Galaxy S5 Mini was sent to SamMobile by an anonymous tipster.

According to the pictures, it looks like the Galaxy S5 Mini sports exactly the same design as the Galaxy S5, with the same rounded corners and perforated pattern on the back panel. It also looks like that Samsung has not compromised on core features and has kept the fingerprint scanner and the heart-rate sensor, both which are unique to the Galaxy S5. There’s a rubber gasket attached to the inside of the back cover, which hints towards the device being water-resistant. However, unlike the Galaxy S5, there is no flap covering the USB port, so we are not sure if the device is indeed IP67 certified.

Spec-wise, the Galaxy S5 Mini is equipped with a 4.5-inch 720p (720×1280) Super AMOLED display, an unannounced Exynos 3 Quad (Exynos 3470) SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, Mali-400 MP4 GPU with a clock speed of 450MHz, 1.5GB RAM, 8 Megapixel primary camera sensor with 1080p Full HD video recording and 2.1 Megapixel front facing camera. The device features 16GB of internal storage, which can easily be expanded via a MicroSD card.

On the software side of things, the device runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Samsung’s latest Magazine UX TouchWiz UI interface layer on top of it. Tipster also mentions that all the Galaxy S5′s software features are present on the Mini, including: Ultra Power Saving Mode, Private Mode, Kids Mode etc..

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Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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15 comments on “Is this the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini (SM-G800F)?

  1. jpleonv 7 months ago said:

    Did the anonymous tipster get the dimensions (length, width, depth)?

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  2. FaryaabS 7 months ago said:

    Sadly, the tipster didn’t mention the dimensions of the device, nor the battery capacity.

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  3. PLANET 7 months ago said:

    What can I say? A pathetic attempt at imitating Sony’s Z1 Compact.

    1) Weak SoC – what is it compared to Snapdragon 800 with it’s Adreno 330?
    Mali 400 was in Samsung Galaxy S2, yes, TWO, i9100.. Just a bit underclocked from this version. And the low clocked processor may be good on battery life (tho Z1 Compact holds 2 days quite easily with even quite intensive use), but it surely won’t mean anything good for performance.
    2) 1,5 GB of RAM doesn’t help either. It should be 2 GB at this time and age.
    3) 8 Mpix camera?
    Again, Galaxy S2 had one of those :) I admit, it was nice, but I beg You, it’s not the way market goes. If it was a GOOD quality 8 or 5 or even 3 Mpix camera (like on the high end compacts when scaled down, cos it’s a bit more on the max setting on them nowadays) I wouldn’t have a problem with it, but I don’t have any belief in that version.. impossible. Again, while Z1 Compact may not have the best photos around (contrary to what the manufacturer claims), it sure has good photo quality when you use manual and use custom white balance (colors become better and more saturated :P).
    4) Among ALL of the sensors I’d like to see, FINGERPRINT isn’t one of them.
    Since you can be invigilated by Apple from iPong 5S and Samsung from S5 (especially Samsung, because 3rd party apps CAN USE FINGERPRINT SENSOR = total failure), I’d like to see that trend stopping.. not likely. Seems likely Orwell world is coming close, and frankly, I won’t take part into it. Seems like Sony and other companies not introducing shitty fingerprint sensor are more sensible than two leader. I’d prefer touch buttons over this sh*t any day. So, getting this onboard means a shot in the leg, arm and probably some other part of the body.

    The rest of the sensors aren’t a deal breaker for me.
    Especially if it’s made not water/dust-resistant.

    Samsung, get a life, you’re releasing a ton of products, you flood the market, but you’re not thinking. I know you’ll EVENTUALLY get that Sony’s approach is right, but well, you have to have low sales on 50 types of devices to get the idea that MAYBE SOMETHING’S WONG! (Engrish pun intended).

    I’d like some healthy competition from Samsung and HTC, but their “Minis” are what just they are: mini pieces of sh*t. Worthy upgrades over a few years old devices, at best. Get the latest, best (or close) specs to it and release it, it IS selling you know! And it’s the closest you can get to competition with iPong.

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    • manojmcn 7 months ago said:

      I think you and Samsung aren’t a match for each other. So you need to look for some other brands :) Apple itself is under pressure to release phones with bigger size, so I don’t think Samsung is prepared to go back and release a high end, small screen phone.
      Anyway,compared to the minis of s3 & S4, s5 mini appears to be better spec wise.

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    • jjcommonsense 7 months ago said:

      Dude its a Mini.. sheesh… of course theyre not going to stuff everything under the sun in a <5" phone that not many people are going to buy.. but no need to get all bent outa shape about it.. if u dont like it dont buy it.. have some granola, get a massage or something

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      • PLANET 7 months ago said:

        Hey guys,

        I actually was a BIG Samsung fan in the S2 days. Then it slowly declined, and right now my reception of their products is mixed, let’s say lukewarm.

        Used Apple in the meantime too, but I’m not convinced to iOS after all, even with all the optimization the system is too locked.

        Samsung seems to be just delicately pushing the specs higher, but it’s all cosmetic.
        For a choice in smaller (<5") smartphone with Android onboard and good specs, there is one good choice (Sony Z1 Compact) + some Chinese models. That's it.

        Funnily enough, I got long fingers, but I am not a fan of holding a phone that's above this kind of dimension range. Even 4,3" seems too big for long talks.

        jjcommonsense, are You so sure? Sony actually made a Z1f in the Japan, then launched Z1 Compact worldwide and it IS selling well (plus has a lower price-tag), then continues refreshing this niche with A2 (I know the name is strange, nvm). Most likely Z2 Compact with specs on par with LG G3, S5 or HTC One M8 is in the way. People DO expect those kind of dimensions actually and actually, they do buy it. Of course future will tell, but it seems like thinking that "Mini = bad specs" is kind of.. limited (no offense).

        I am kind of pissed, because I actually counted on HTC and Samsung to launch smaller version of their flagships, or at least go into that direction. Of that, nothing happened. And it's not like Z1C is not selling, but it seems they are hermetic and monitoring the situation to answer in time. Samsung has ALWAYS the means to create a eg. Mini Deluxe (don't me for that name :P) and to rise competition in the niche.

        Of course, if nothing else works, I can always count for the Japanese (and I'm not speaking of Sharp, which also has a small monster made of pure power – but it's for Japan only (frequncies)), Sony actually made a model that's close to perfection. Out of my rants, it'll be interesting what the next moves by the competition will be.
        After all, Apple is planning (supposedly) to release 4,7" (a second bigger version), so we actually might something in the works. We'll see how it goes…

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  4. gtone339 7 months ago said:

    Seems legit this time. I reckon that it’s IP67 rated, can’t see the USB flap properly though!!

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    • dj106 7 months ago said:

      “However, unlike the Galaxy S5, there is no flap covering the USB port, so we are not sure if the device is indeed IP67 certified.”

      From the article

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  5. Paps Duke 7 months ago said:

    GOOD NO MORE SNAPDRAGON 400 ! ( if this
    rumor is to be true),i like the rumor that it comes
    with a new exynos chipset,i like the ram too very
    very much :1.5GB ram,i’m dissapointed by the
    rumored 4.5″ screen the 4.8″ would have been
    totally perfect.
    Well i hope the s5 mini comes with the new
    exynos chipset,the 1.5GB of ram,16 internal
    obviously and also a lightweight weight 120 g(s4 mini tell em)…..don’t you think gtone339 ?

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  6. pigieffo 7 months ago said:

    Bloody hell a device a week…. how long are they gonna keep doing like this? :(

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  7. engid87 7 months ago said:

    Any idea about a possible announce date?

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  8. ali66210 7 months ago said:

    Is there a Galaxy S Mini 5 Duos ؟؟؟؟

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