Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini specs leaked, and it doesn’t sound half bad

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We aren’t quite ready to see 2014’s Mini variants considering the devices they’re based on haven’t fully launched yet, but it’s always nice hearing about them in advance. This time, the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini — the existence of which was almost guaranteed if you’re going based on trends of the past few years — has had an early spec leak.

The folks at SamMobile have it on good authority that the device, which reportedly sports the model number SM-G800, will be comprised of the following internals:

  • 4.5-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon Processor (Snapdragon 400?)
  • 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of Internal Storage
  • 8MP rear camera with 2MP front camera
  • 2,100mAh battery
  • IR Blaster
  • IP67 certification for waterproof and dust proof
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

It’s been easy to write off most Mini variants as OEMs have a history of stuffing aged internals inside of them. It looks like Samsung wants to keep their latest concoction somewhere within the 21st century, though, and we’re definitely glad about that.

Unfortunately that’s the length of our knowledge, as details about potential release dates and pricing have yet to be revealed. We imagine it won’t arrive for a couple of months after the Galaxy S5’s planned mid-April launch, though, so “Summer” is a safer bet than any.

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  • dandybuck

    doesn’t sound too bad. just don’t know if I could deal with touchwiz after owning a Moto X

    • phinn

      I couldn’t, luckily the Moto X finds the happy medium between their 4.5″ and the oversized 5.1″.

      • james macy

        Sorry but few people want smaller phones. Most iPhone owners complain of the small size i think 4.9 to 5.5 is perfect and easy to ise one handed but i have large hands but the moto x being 4.7 is a bit to small and look for the next x to be larger probably 4.9 or 5.1. My LG G2 is easily pocketable even with its otterbox as was my Note 2 prior

        • Trent

          Few people want small slower phones. Lots of people want smaller flagship phones.

  • Little Link

    I think I was hoping for something a bit closer to the Z1 compact in terms of specs. Less of a step down from the S5

  • Martin Lane

    Snapdragon 400 again, just what we need, another overpriced budget phone.

    But wait, it’s waterproof, that makes all the difference………………

    • Sean Royce

      The snapdragon 400 proved itself very worthy with the Moto G. Why not in the S5 mini?

      • filaos

        Different prices, different needs. S400 for 400$ is lame.

        • Sean Royce

          I wouldn’t get it myself. But for a mid range device, it’s not bad.

    • malcmilli

      for many, waterproofing does make all the difference, especially with the lack of waterproof accessories in the android market and the cost of what they would be. Not saying id buy the s5 mini, i only get mainstream flagships, but it’s not a worthless feature.

  • stolnheartdealr

    Wow… or you could get Moto G now and it’ll probably be less than half the price.

  • Thomas

    It’s amazing how far we have come w/ screen sizes, a 4.5 inch is considered a mini these days.

    • scoter man1

      I guess we should start calling the iPhone nano (and unreadable).

      • filaos

        I guess we should stop dreaming of a pocketable high end Android phone.

        • Trent

          Yeah pretty much. Unless theres a huge leap in technology that allows for smaller hardware, you will never see a cutting edge “mini” phone. Even todays mini phones aren’t as small as the larger phones from a few years ago. The customers always demand better specs, they simply just can’t fit the components of a S5 into a small framed phone, at least for the price point they’re looking to sell them at. It sucks.

    • phinn

      Yea especially when I consider 4.5-4.7″ to be the perfect size that I can still feel ok using 1-handed. I wouldn’t buy a device larger than that.

      • dandybuck

        couldn’t agree more

  • MK2

    Pretty cool that they’re including IP67 in their mini model too.

  • steveb944

    Retail for $150 I hope with those specs

    • Jerel Butler

      Samsung phone mini flagship with Samsung name expect 400

  • Trent

    I wonder how “mini” this phone actually is.

  • mkail

    How is 4.5″ mini? That’s only slightly smaller than my Galaxy Nexus. I enjoy using my S3 mini (work phone) and was looking forward to buying an S4 mini but I might have to call it quits there.

  • Max

    I would like a small screened phone(4.-4.5), w/ top end hardware. I know lots of people who would as well. I rarely play games, or watch videos on my phone (who has battery life for that?). As far as fitting the components I wouldn’t mind if the phone is thicker to house a big battery. Smaller screens also allow devices to be more durable (less flexing)