Samsung Galaxy S5
Is there a Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini on the way? A user agent profile on Samsung’s own website suggests there very well could be.
The profile is “SM-G750A”, a model which hasn’t previously been seen. The “A” is probably a reference to US carrier AT&T, which may debut the device Stateside.
There’s other info in the profile too, although we suggest you take it all with a generous pinch of salt. There’s mention of a 1280 x 720 display (no mention of size though); an ARM11-based CPU with a maximum processing speed of 2.3GHz (most likely the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or 801 – the latter of which is sported by the full-fat Galaxy S5); and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
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While Samsung is yet to confirm the launch of a scaled-down, more affordable version of the S5, it makes total sense given Samsung’s past history. The company has a tendency to bring out the flagship Galaxy S-series phone first, then a series of variants in the following weeks and months. Consider the Samsung Galaxy S4, which was followed up by the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Zoom and Galaxy Mega.
A miniature version of the Galaxy S5 would also allow Samsung to appeal to consumers who (a) baulk at the full-size S5’s price tag (thought to be £600 SIM free) and/or (b) don’t want a phone with a 5.1in screen but rather something a little more pocket-friendly. A 4in (for example) Galaxy S5 Mini would fit the bill snugly.
At the time of writing, Samsung hasn’t removed the agent profile from its site. We await the announcement of an S5 Mini – and of course we’ll give you an update if it does turn out to be the real deal.