Samsung could be working on a name changing exercise to increase the appeal of some of its devices. The upcoming Galaxy S5 Mini could be called the Galaxy S5 Dx. Newly leaked images of the device shows more colour options.
According to a leak by evleaks, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini may be called Galaxy Dx. Analysts feel that the new naming strategy, if implemented, could give the Mini series a new boost by increasing the perceived value of the device as a separate product in its own right and not a scaled down version of another device.
The attractive colour options of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini could also be a factor which may help boost the sales. From the leaked images viewers can see silver, blue, white, gold and lemon green colour options.
The device appears to be compatible with the recently launched Galaxy Gear, the recently launched smart watch device from Samsung. The Galaxy Gear was launched along with the Galaxy Note 3 as a companion device which can also be used to receive calls and messages among other features.
With the market for wearable devices expected to pick up in the coming years, analysts expect that more devices will be made compatible with the smart watch. Samsung rival Apple is also expected to launch the rumoured iWatch very soon.
The latest rumours about the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini include a 4.47 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, rendering 1280 x 720 resolution, a quad core Snapdragon processor, 16 GB internal memory, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 MP primary camera, 2 MP secondary camera and 2100mAh battery.
The upcoming device may face strong competition from existing smartphones in the market like the Motorola Moto G and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is expected to be priced at around AU $650 in Australia.
Analysts expect the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini release date could be imminent; the device could be launched in May or June 2014 with a strong possibility of end of June as the more likely date of release.
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