Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini receives a high-res photoshoot treatment

Two weeks ago, SamMobile gave you folks a first glimpse at Samsung’s upcoming miniature variant of its flagship device, the Galaxy S5 Mini, after receiving a few pictures and complete specifications from an anonymous tipster. Today, the same anonymous tipster has sent in screenshots of Antutu benchmark and CPU-Z, confirming the specifications we were provided earlier, and a heap of new pictures of the device, some alongside the Galaxy S5 for size comparison.

Antutu benchmark and CPU-Z confirm that the device is indeed equipped with an unannounced Samsung Exynos 3 Quad (Exynos 3470) SoC with a clock speed of 1.4GHz, Quad-core Mali-400 MP4 GPU clocked at 450MHz, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and 8 megapixel main camera shooter and 2.1 megapixel front facing camera, both capable of shooting Full HD 1080p video. Other specs include a 4.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor and the usual wide range of connectivity options: LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, IR Blaster, NFC, GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS, MicroUSB port and more.

Even though the back cover sports a rubber gasket, unlike the Galaxy S5, there is no flap covering the USB port. Initially, we were a bit sceptical about the device being IP67 certified. However, this time the anonymous tipster has confirmed that the device indeed features IP67 water and dust protection. So it looks like Samsung has managed to get rid of the USB flap cover and still make the device water-resistant.

Software-wise, the Galaxy S5 Mini runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz UX and comes with all the software features found on its bigger brother, the Galaxy S5 – Ultra Power Saving Mode, Private Mode, Kids Mode etc – out of the box.

A release date wasn’t mentioned by the anonymous tipster, hence we are not exactly sure when Samsung will officially be introducing the device. Samsung’s GALAXY Premiere 2014 event is just around the corner but according to the invitation and the just released teaser video, it looks like the event will solely be for the Korean giant’s upcoming flagship AMOLED tablet – Galaxy Tab S. However, we won’t be surprised if Samsung decided to introduce the device at its GALAXY Premiere event, as the whole press will be present there under one roof.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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  1. sounds great

  2. hy,

    my S4 mini Antutu score is 21061 … :)) … wtf

  3. Thats lower than my year old nexus 7 (2013) or my old S3…

  4. The benchmark was performed on test software, hence the low score.

  5. Wow i just hope the exynos 3 quad beats the galaxy s3 and galaxy s4 mini altogether,no offence though just wish it to be so. :-( no 4.8″inch screen.

  6. i just hope the exynos 3 quad not like it’s older siblings exynos 4 quad 4412 and exynos 5 octa 5410 WOULD BE ABLE TO SHOOT 4K video (seriously i don’t need it though but for so-called “future proof” sake !

  7. Should be announced on Thursday….

  8. seemed galaxy mini s5 will come a little late in my country, I’d better wait for samsung sm-g750h (k mega) and samsung sm-g850f (s5 active galaxy) are already certified in my state

  9. When Computer was born , Many people think their life will have a new starting. As they imagine , Computer is the best love for most of people in a long time. But with the passage of time. Laptop replaced Computer gradually and to be new leading role. Until now ,Smartphone has become one
    indispensable part of our daily life. Such as Iphone and Samsung. However,these give us a fantasy. Who will be next Iphone or Samsung ?

    Maybe everyone has their answer,But my answer is EZTV Living Room Computer.The reason is very simple. It has many functions that Smartphone can’t achieve.

    First,It support network functions and can makes TV used as Computer. No matter how far you and TV. You still can manage TV like Computer. Such as,Play games, chat with your friend etc by wireless keyboard and mouse.

    Second, Except some android system functions and applications. It has easyROM system of Independent research and development. Systerm is more stable, Running is more smooth,Operation is easier.You can operate home page,browser,e-mail,video message etc.Only one step can complete it.

    • But you need to be at home?? So the core function of a mobile gets lost!

  10. great!! Mali-400 for the GPU. OMG, are you serious? S4 Mini with Adreno 302 is wayyyy better to be honest, plus it supports OpenGL 3.0 . Mali-400 sucks.

    • and even 1.7GHz dual-core Krait 200 found in S4 Mini is much more faster than A7-based quad-core CPU. OMG, Samsung, why are you doing this?

  11. I think the international model will feature a Snapdragon 600.

  12. Hey, why did you put Exynos Quad, Quad core 1.4 GHz? Why not Quad Core 1.7 GHz or Quad core 1.5 or 1.6 GHz if you can’t put Quad Core 1.7GHz

  13. but, keep all the features

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