Samsung Galaxy S5 mini confirmed to have waterproof design

Samsung decided to follow Sony’s footsteps with its latest flagship by making it water-resistant and it looks like the Galaxy S5 mini will be given the same treatment. The company’s New Zealand website has not only confirmed the smartphone’s existence, but also states that the device will be excluded from warranty if submerged for 30 minutes or more.

Spotted by PhoneArena via KopenGalaxyS5, the warranty information page also indicates that the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will have a removable rear panel. The company’s flagship is IP67-certified and we expect the compact version to meet the same standards. That’s all of the new information we’ve got on the smartphone, but previous leaks have managed to provide a good look at the phones specifications.

Samsung Galaxy S5

What’s known so far is that the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will go by the model number SM-G800 and it will be slightly larger than its predecessor. The smartphone is said to feature a 4.5-inch display which is without a doubt an AMOLED panel. The resolution has also been bumped from qHD to 720p. Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box is obvious and so is TouchWiz. Samsung will apparently go with a Snapdragon 400 SOC in a quad core configuration, but there’s no mention of clock speed. Also, the device will have an IR blaster, but there’s no confirmation on whether the fingerprint reader and heart rate sensors will be onboard.

Here’s a quick look at the specs:

– Android KitKat
– 4.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display
– Quad core Snapdragon 400 SOC
– 1.5GB RAM, 16GB storage
– 8MP rear camera, 2MP front snapper
– 2100mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is rumored to go official sometime in May.

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