Better late than never? AT&T just gave the saying a whole new meaning and probably set a new record in delayed launch of a smartphone. A few days ago we complained about Verizon which took 5 months to release Nexus 6 but it appears that AT&T is no better. Eight months after the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini was launched in July 2014, the carrier finally added it to its portfolio. The phone is now available in AT&T’s online and retail stores.
Samsung has been offering smaller versions of its Galaxy S flagship phones since 2011. Last year, the Korean company established a new tradition and started launching multiple variants within the Galaxy S lineup, each one focusing on a different functionality. This year the tradition continues and in addition to the Galaxy S5, we have also witnessed the announcement of the Galaxy S5 Zoom (available as Galaxy K Zoom), the Galaxy S5 Active and the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, so we didn’t doubt even for a moment that Samsung would release the Galaxy S5 Mini – a more compact version of its 2014 flagship.
That Samsung is having a mini version of its flagship Galaxy S5 is not exactly a secret. Due to numerous leaks and rumors popping up every now and then, the phone itself is getting less and less mysterious. Recently for example, @evleaks brought us news claiming that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini may hit the stores under a different name – the Samsung Galaxy S5 Dx. Well, this is something new and it seems that Korean manufacturer is ready for some changes this year. Is this the end on “mini’ suffix in Galaxy’s lineup?
Samsung SM-G800 tipped as Galaxy S5 Mini featuring 4.5-inch HD display, 1.5GB RAM, and Android 4.4 KitKat
It seems that another member of the Galaxy S5 family has just leaked on the web. This time round we are talking about a mini version of the recently announced Samsung’s flagship phone. The tip comes from a Samsung fan-site SamMobile and mentions about a device with a model number SM-G800 which is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. It would be logical, since the Galaxy S5 was launched with a model number SM-G900. Beyond that the Galaxy S5 Mini is expected to arrive with a 4.5-inch display at 720p HD resolution, 1.5 GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat.