Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date: Mid-July With High-Class Specs, Android 4.4.2, IP 67 and Ultra Power Saving

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By Ryan Inoyori | July 1, 2014 12:10 PM EST

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is official and expected to be released in the market by mid-July. In addition, the source claims that Galaxy S5 Mini is better compared to its predecessor Galaxy S4 Mini carrying several traits by its bigger brother.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

SamMobile confirms the expected release date of Samsung's upcoming mini version of Galaxy S5. It matches the same launching date of Galaxy S4 Mini last year, around the middle of July but Galaxy S5 Mini will feature high-class technology unlike its predecessor.

Based on the information retrieved by SamMobile, some features were ported from Galaxy S5 which seems to make the mini version higher than a mid-range smartphone.

-          4.5 inches of display screen

-          720p display resolution, higher than Galaxy S4 Mini

-          Samsung Exynos 3470 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor

-          1.5 GB of RAM

-          8 MP rear camera lens

-          2.1 MP front camera lens

-          4G/LTE

-          Wi-Fi

-          Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0

-          Infrared Blaster

-          NFC

-          GPS

-          Android 4.4.2 KitKat with TouchWiz UX (latest version)

Galaxy S5 ported features to Mini:

1.      Ultra Power Saving Mode

2.      Private Mode

3.      Kids Mode

4.      IP 67 certification

Comparison with AnTuTu Results

If compared with AnTuTu benchmarking result, SamMobile seems to have the right information regarding Galaxy S5 Mini's specifications. According to an anonymous tipster, AnTuTu revealed that Galaxy S5 Mini sports quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 3470 SoC, 1.5 GB of RAM, quad-core Mali-400 MP4 graphics chipset at 450 MHz, 16 GB of expandable storage, 8 MP rear camera lens, 2.1 MP front camera lens which are both capable of full HD 1080p capture.

Moreover, Galaxy S5 Mini boasts 4.5 inches of screen display with 720p resolution and Super AMOLED screen technology protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Other software features include fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor and other various wireless connectivity such as LTE, Bluetooth LE 4.0, IR, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.

Additionally, the tipster also claimed that Galaxy S5 Mini has IP 67 certification which makes it dust-proof and water-resistant.

Galaxy S5 Mini vs. Galaxy S4 Mini

Using the details unveiled by AnTuTu and SamMobile, Samsung seem to have upgraded several areas on Galaxy S5 Mini when compared to Galaxy S4's mini version.

Specifications

Galaxy S5 Mini

Galaxy S4 Mini

Android Version

Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Display Screen

4.5-inch 720p, Gorilla Glass 3

4.3-inch 540p, Gorilla Glass 2

Processor

1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 3

1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400

RAM

1.5 GB

1.5 GB

Camera

8 MP/2.1MP; 1080p full HD on both

8MP/1.9MP; 1080p full HD on rear

Storage

16 GB internal

8 GB internal

Resistances

IP 67 certification

No IP certification

As of date, there is no exact date when Galaxy S5 Mini will be released in mid-July and how much would it cost once available. Click here for the high-resolution image of Galaxy S5 Mini from SamMobile.

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