The smaller Galaxy S5 Mini is the last missing member of Samsung‘s flagship family, but we might not see in unveiled anytime soon. So instead, a tipster has leaked out a couple of photos of the miniature flagship, comparing it with the Galaxy S5 itself, just to whet the public’s appetite.
The photo above shows how much smaller, or actually how not so much smaller, the Galaxy S5 Mini is compared to the Galaxy S5. It is reported to have a 4.5-inch screen instead of 5.1 inches. That might not look like much, but it could still mean a world of difference to somebody’s hand. The resolution, however, is also lower, at 720p versus 1080p, but given this is not the flagship, that could probably be forgiven. Quite noticeable in one of the photos is the lack of the flap that covers the micro USB port at the bottom. According to the source, however, the Galaxy S5 Mini still enjoys an IP67 rating, partly in thanks to the rubber gasket inside, though we still have to hear how Samsung managed to pull it off.
The source also shared some screencaps of the AnTuTu app that gives insights into the device’s inner workings. In particular we’re seeing a quad-core CPU running at 1.4 GHz, believed to be an unannounced Exynos 3 Quad. There is also 1.5 GB of RAM, which seems to be Samsung’s new standard for mid-tier or miniature devices, and 16 GB of internal storage. As for software features, the Galaxy S5 Mini runs Android 4.4.2 out of the box and boasts of the same unique features that came with its bigger sibling, like a fingerprint sensor, Private Mode, and Ultra Power Saving Mode.
The date of the Galaxy S5 Mini’s reveal is still unknown. While Samsung does have an upcoming Premiere event this week, all signs point towards a more tablet-centric affair. That said, it is still possible that the manufacturer would also announce, or at least pre-announce, this smaller smartphone, so we will be keeping our eyes peeled for any hint of that happening on June 12.