It features a 4.5-inch 720p display, quad-core processor, and an 8 megapixel camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will also support Category 4 Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, Samsung said.
While it won’t have the kind of powerful processor used in high-end devices such as the Galaxy S5, Samsung said that a number of the features in its flagship will be available on the Mini.
These include: IP67 dust proofing and water resistance, Ultra Power Saving mode, a heart rate monitor, and fingerprint scanner.
According to the press release, the Galaxy S5 mini will be available in Russia from early July with plans to expand to the global market from there.
At launch, the device will be available in four colours: “Charcoal Black”, “Shimmery White”, “Electric Blue”, and “Copper Gold”.
A summary of some of the key specifications, as provided by Samsung, are included in the table below:
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy S5 mini|
|Dimensions||131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1mm|
|Operating system||Android 4.4|
|Display||4.5″ 720p (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED|
|Cellular data||HSPA / LTE|
|NFC||LTE version only|