Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Officially Revealed With Fingerprint Scanner and Heart Rate Monitor

By Gerald Lynch on at

You knew it was inevitably coming, and now Samsung has finally revealed its miniaturised version of the Galaxy S5. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is actually a little more capable than its shrunken predecessors, with a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 AMOLED screen and 1.4GHz quad-core processor, backed by 1.5GB of RAM.

An 8MP camera sits on the rear, with both the Samsung Galaxy S5's heart rate monitor and fingerprint scanners squeezed in. A 2,100mAh battery powers the show, with 16GB of built-in storage (microSD cards up to 64GB can be slotted in). Android 4.4 KitKat (with TouchWiz UI) is onboard, with the phone offering IP67 certification. Measuring 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1mm, and weighing 120g, it's not really even a "Mini" phone anymore, and though there isn't complete feature-parity with the full-size S5, it's the closest the the flagship-to-mini makeover has come to a level playing field.

No pricing to share yet, but expect to see it in stores by the middle of the month in four colours -- Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.