Samsung has officially launched the Mini version of their flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, in India
And like we reported last month, the phone will be sold exclusively via the Online Retailer, Flipkart.
The S5 Mini is a single SIM phone, which runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. It features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a 1.4 GHz Quad-core Exynos 3 Quad 3470 processor, and a Mali-400MP4 GPU. It has 1.5GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage and supports up to 64 GB of expandable storage via a micro SD card. The phone has an 8 Megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 2.1 Megapixel front camera.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Technical Specifications:
|Operating System||Android 4.4 (KitKat)|
|Display||4.5” HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED|
|Processor||1.4GHz Quad Core Exynos 3470|
|Storage||16 GB Internal memory, expandable up to 64 GB via microSD|
|Camera||Rear Camera: 8.0 Megapixel Auto Focus with LED Flash,
2.1Megapixel Front camera (FHD)
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC (LTE version only), Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, USB 2.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, IR Remote|
|Network||LTE Category4 : 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
HSDPA 42.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital compass, Gyro, Proximity, Hall, Ambient light,
Fingerprint, Heart rate sensor
|Dimensions||131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm|
The S5 mini is available in four colours: Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, and Shimmery White.
You can buy it from Flipkart for Rs. 26, 499. As part of a special launch offer, they are giving away preselected Flipkart eBooks worth Rs 2,000, and a Sennheiser HD 180 worth Rs. 780, for free. 25 lucky customers also get 100% cashback. Refer to T &C at their page for more details.
A moderate phone such as the S5 Mini, with a huge price tag will never sell well, especially when the Moto G 2nd Gen, is available for half the price of the S5 Mini. Granted that the G2 doesn’t have 4G LTE, but the majority of the buyers will not care about support for an expensive network, in a budget friendly phone.