Samsung Galaxy S5 “Dx” leaks on Samsung’s own site — is it the Galaxy S5 Mini?


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It’d be naive of us to think Samsung isn’t working on a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, but it’s always nice to have a little proof of that in the absence of official confirmation. We might have gotten our first bit of info, though, as the “Samsung Galaxy S5 Dx” has leaked on the company’s own website.

The photos on the page certainly don’t show a full-fledged Galaxy S5. There’s no heartbeat monitor for starters, which is to be expected on a phone that’s built to be more affordable than the bigger brother it’s based on. Whatever it is, it looks like Samsung won’t be skimping on the color options given to you. Green, grey, white, blue, orange and yellow are all well-represented here.

There’s nothing more to be gleamed from what we’ve seen thus far except that they’re predictably going to be pushing this phone alongside the Samsung Gear smart watches. A previous leak did give us a hint as to what will be packed inside, though you should know the drill by now (grains of salt are needed):

  • 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

Not too shabby, though we understand if that list isn’t inciting any enthusiasm. Let’s just hope Samsung puts some respectable computing power inside of this thing instead of cutting every corner they can.

[via @evleaks]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Instead of making a “mini” variant of the flagship, Samsung SHOULD be making 4.5″ flagship of their own. All the same hardware as the big guys, just smaller. Because once these S4s and S5s have hit the “mini” level, they’re watered down.

    1. Of course, that’s the well known fact that a “mini” version is going to feature lower specs. I’m not sure what the costs would be for Samsung to make two devices with the same powerful internals but with different size screens. Maybe someone can find out, that would certainly be an interesting read.

      It may be not cost effective for them, god knows they spend a great deal on advertising and legal costs already let alone manufacturing. A 4.5 inch version of the S5 without losing the internals would be nice.

      Perhaps they’re just trying to cover all their bases without spending too much money? Cover the set of consumers who’d like a 4.5 inch device but also maintain a larger version to compete with the rest of the 5.0+ devices out there? Samsung isn’t afraid to saturate the global market with multiple variants. It’s cray, cray.

      1. agree 100%. I believe there is a big market share for the “mini” devices with high end specs.

        1. I’ve never understood why they don’t repackage last year’s flagship in a smaller form and call it the current flagship mini. For example, an S5 Mini with the same specs as an S4 but smaller

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