Samsung Galaxy S5 mini set for release this month


Compact version of the manufacturer’s flagship smartphone to go on sale first in Russia, followed by a number of other markets, including the UK

The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will be released globally this month, beginning in Russia. A number of global markets will then follow, with UK availability announced in due course.

It follows a story in the latest issue of Mobile News regarding the smartphone’s announcement, with accessories distributors already taking stock available ahead of its release.

The compact version of the manufacturer’s flagship Galaxy S5 is powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz processor and runs the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

It has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED HD touchscreen, eight megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 2.1-megapixel front camera, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded by 64GB with a microSD card.

Like the Galaxy S5, it features a fingerprint sensor to unlock the screen and ‘Ultra Power Saving’ mode. This switches the screen from colour to black and white, and turns off all non-essential services on the phone. The Galaxy S5 mini is also IP67 certified, meaning it is water resistant in up to one metre of water for 30 minutes, as well as being dust resistant.

When released later this month, it will be available in four colours: black, white, blue and gold.