Samsung has announced the next cellular in its flagship Galaxy line of smartphones, namely the Galaxy S5 Mini.
The Mini is toned down in specs across the board, but features many of its predecessor’s features like the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor.
“If you’re someone who wants a stylish, smaller smartphone without having to compromise on the latest features and technology, then look no further than the Galaxy S5 mini,” says Ines Van Gennip, Marketing Director at Samsung UK.
The Galaxy Mini S5 packs a quad-core 1.4GHz CPU, 1.5GB of memory, and a 4.5” super AMOLED display.
In contrast, the full-sized Galaxy S5 launched with a 2.5GHz processor, 2 gigs of RAM, and a 5.1” screen.
“As with our previous ‘mini’ devices, this latest incarnation combines the iconic design and essential features of the Galaxy S5 with a sleek and compact body. A larger screen might not work for everyone, so the Galaxy S5 mini is great for anyone after a smartphone that they can more easily slip into their pocket or bag.”
The new smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and ships in four colour options: charcoal black, shimmery white, electric blue, and copper gold.
Other features of the fresh-faced blower include an 8.0-megapixel snapper, 16GB internal storage, a microSD slot (up to 64GB), and Samsung’s Ultra Power Saving mode.
The 4.5” device uses a 2,100mAh Li-Ion battery, which is unsurprisingly smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S5’s 2800mAh juice-box.
The Korean firm’s latest handset is also LTE enabled, meaning you’ll be able to make use of the UK’s ever-growing 4G connectivity network.
Samsung says the device will release in Russia starting in July, with worldwide rollout to follow shortly thereafter.
Pricing and availability for the UK market has not yet been announced, although Samsung assures us the device will land in Britain at some point.