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THE RUMOURED Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini likely will make its debut in "mid July".
That's according to Sammobile, which has heard yet more details about the incoming handset from its anonymous sources. The tipsters' latest revelation is that the so-called Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will see an announcement in "mid-July", the same time that last year's Galaxy S4 Mini debuted.
That isn't all Sammobile has heard either, as it spilled a host of details about the device earlier this month, claiming that it won't be "as mid range" as its Galaxy S4 Mini predecessor.
The website's sources have let slip that the Galaxy S5 Mini will come with the same design as the Galaxy S5 complete with IP67 certification - despite its lack of a cover on its power port - making it resistant against water and dust. It also reportedly will have the same fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor as the original Samsung Galaxy S5, and will be able to pair with the firm's Gear 2 and Gear Fit wearables.
The leak also exposed benchmarking scores for the Galaxy S5 Mini, revealing that it will be equipped with Samsung's so far unnanounced quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos 3 processor, despite speculation that it would have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip, and a quad-core Mali-400 MP4 GPU clocked at 450MHz. This will be backed up by 1.5GB of RAM, according to the leak, and the phone will arrive running Google's Android 4.4.2 Kitkat mobile operating system.
Other quoted specifications include a 4.5in HD 720p Super AMOLED touchscreen, dual 8MP and 2.1MP cameras, 4G LTE support, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC. It's likely that the Galaxy S5 Mini will launch in the same colours as its predecessor, but this remains to be confirmed.
Samsung has yet to comment on the speculation. µ
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