It seems that the “mini” craze when it comes to a particular smartphone model has not exactly gone out of fashion – far from it. In fact, the “mini” version of a particular smartphone model is getting more and more commonplace, and with the latest Samsung Galaxy S5, that too, will be on the receiving end of the “mini” treatment. The question is, just how many variants would be enough? It remains to be seen whether it will be called the Galaxy S5 Dx or Galaxy S5 Mini, but the SM-G800 (its model number) does seem to suggest a number of hardware variants.
Touted to succeed the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini from last year, the alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has been seen in a user agent profile (UAProf) on Samsung’s website, in addition to a rather famous benchmark, although the specifications of these two handsets do seem to be different in one way or another, which does suggest that we are in variant land.
The UAProf points to the model SM-G800A, while the benchmarked handset was known as the SM-G800H. These two could be different variations of the same device, considering how the Samsung Galaxy S5 has the model number SM-G900.
It is said that the SM-G800A that was seen in the UAProf could be headed for AT&T, where it has a 720p HD touchscreen display and a 2.3GHz Qualcomm processor. As for the SM-G800H, this variant sports a 4.8-inch 720p HD touchscreen display, an 8MP shooter at the back that does Full HD video recording, a 2MP front-facing camera, a quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivty, GPS support, and Android 4.4 KitKat in tow.
|Key Specs||Galaxy S5 mini||Galaxy S5|
|Processor/Soc Name||Exynos 3 Quad, 4-core, 1.4 GHz||Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.5 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $430|
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|Max. Total Storage Capacity||80 GB||160 GB|
|Megapixels||8 MP||16 MP|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2100 mAh||2800 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S5 mini Full specs and details||Samsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details|