More hints that Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini won’t be so mini

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, expected to come to the market just a couple of months after the arrival of its big brother the Samsung Galaxy S5, which hit shelves in April, is set to be the most ironically titled phone of the year if new rumours are to be believed.

In recent weeks, predictions have been that the phone will not be so mini after all, and newly surfaced rumours have seemingly suggested that this could be the case, with the device predicted to be larger than its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.

One of the largest selling points of the Mini series in recent years for Samsung has been the fact that it offers a pared back version of the firm's flagship phone, but especially that it offers something for those who want a good phone but without the bulk of a high-end smartphone. 

So could the company be at risk of alienating its own target market by offering something that is larger than the customers are used to in this range?

Zauba, the self-described “home to India's import and export data,” has leaked a listing for shipping details about the new phone. The company has previously released such data early, and it has now done so for the codenamed device SM-G800F, which is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini.

It said that the device will come with a 4.47-inch display, which is a very sizeable change from the 4.3-inch screens that were on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and others before it. 

For a mini phone, it also has a screen almost half an inch larger than Apple's flagship full-sized iPhone 5S, and only half an inch smaller than the mammoth display on Samsung's own lead device, the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Other rumours have stated that the phone will ship with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, 1.5GB of memory, 16GB of storage, and an 8-megapixel camera.

Written by Mazuma

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