At a time when many are looking forward to Samsung announcing the S6 mini, AT&T has decided to go ahead and launch the Galaxy S5 mini in the US. The smartphone that was first introduced back in July last year, will be made available by the company on March 20 through its online as well as offline retail channels.
Only the charcoal black model seems to have been chosen by the carrier for sale on its trusted network. It will be offered at $99.99 if a two-year agreement is signed, while its no-contract price has been revealed to be $428.99. AT&T’s Next plans will make the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini available at $0 down and $14.30 per month (30 months), $17.88 per month (24 months) or $21.48 per month (20 months).
The Galaxy S5 mini runs the Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, but it will indeed be blessed with a Lollipop update by the South Korean company later this year. It offers a small display than its parent smartphone, showcasing its visuals on a 4.5-inch HD panel.
It’s kept going by a 2100mAh battery, while its operations are handled by the combination of a 1.4GHz quad core processor and 1.5GB worth of RAM. On its rear rests an 8MP camera and the front face carries a 2.1MP snapper for selfies.
A look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini:
– Display: 4.5-inch Super AMOLED, 720p HD
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat (Upgradable to Lollipop)
– Processor: 1.4GHz quad core
– Memory: 1.5GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable up to 64GB)
– Camera: 8MP rear, 2.1MP front
– Size: 64.8mm x 131.1mm x 9.1mm
– Weight: 120gms
– Battery: 2100mAh
Like we said, March 20 is when the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will start being offered by AT&T in the US. In related news, there’s still no official word on when the carrier will be making the new Galaxy S6 available.