Samsung lets slip details of Galaxy S5 Mini

March 21, 2014

Samsung could have a smaller version of the Galaxy S5 up its sleeve. Good ol’ Sammy Fans have dug up some details on the device, including which version of Android it runs.

The device, which was spotted by Electronista, has the model number SM-G750. It was uncovered on a user agent profile on Samsung’s own servers. There’s no confirmation of the size of the device, but we do know it’ll be less well specced than the full-fat Galaxy S5.

It’ll run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean – compared to 4.4 KitKat for the proper S5 – and have a processor speed of 2.3GHz. That’s slightly lower than the S5’s 2.5GHz chip. The screen resolution is given as 1280×720 pixels (down from 1920×1080 on big brother), though there’s no word on a size.

If it doesn’t turn out to be any smaller, this handset could be the Galaxy S5 Neo instead of the Mini. Like the Gear 2 Neo compared to the standardGear 2, it could just lose some features and be a more affordable model. (The Gear 2 Neo doesn’t have a camera, whereas the Gear 2 does).

Samsung has launched spinoff after spinoff of previous Galaxy flagships, so there’s no reason to think it’ll do any different with the S5. For the Galaxy S4, it launched a camera version – the S4 Zoom – and a rugged one named the S4 Active, as well as the S4 Mini.

by Simon Khoury
Molecular Biologist turned technology journalist, Simon moved from browsing genomes to dissecting gadgets and putting them through T3's battery of tests. He is currently the Editor for T3me.com, and a contributing editor to the Arabic and English editions of T3 Middle East magazine. He takes special interest in high performance computer systems, high-end smartphones, the indie gaming scene, and productivity boosting software. He is also an avid reader, science afficionado and a picky gamer. You can contact him at webeditor(at)t3me.com.