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The Galaxy S5 mini has leaked in new photos showing off the device's flagship-esque specs and style. (Photo : REUTERS/Albert Gea )

If new leaked photos persuade be correct, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini goes to be the "Mini" version of the flagship customers hope for.

The SamMobile photos show a smartphone that appears terribly the same as the GS5, together with an equivalent back panel style and water-resistant rubber below the rear panel, GSMArena reports. The device additionally seems to feature an equivalent specs of its flagship companion, together with the heart-rate monitor and fingerprint scanner.

While these leaks must always be loving a grain of salt, the photos square measure convincing. Check them out via GSMArena.

GFXBench has additionally recently offered up the alleged specs for the device, that is tied to the model variety model SM-G800H.

A 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display; robot four.4.2; a 1.4GHz Qualcomm flower four hundred processor; Adreno 305 GPU; one6GB of internal storage (12GB accessible for user); a microSD receptacle and 1.5GB of RAM. The device will feature associate degree 8-megapixel rear camera equipped with optical device and face detection and a 2-megapixel front facing shooter giving video chat. 1080pHD video are going to be accessible in each cameras and therefore the device can apparently be each waterproof and dustproof like its flagship companion.

The benchmark listing is not the 1st observance of the GS5 mini.

Samsung recently accidentally offered up the primary apparently official shot of the S5 mini to its web site, showing off a brand new style that comes equipped with a pleasant color palette and a smaller footprint, in step with informant @evleaks, United Nations agency tweeted a shot of the device.

In the screenshot, the S5 mini options the name "Dx" and is shown in inexperienced, gold, blue, white and grey. The image has since been aloof from the web site, CNET reports.

The S5 mini antecedently surfaced on Indian web site Zauba, that tipped it for a four.47-inch show, noticably smaller than the GFXBenchmark listing, however still a little larger than the S4 Mini's four.3-inch screen. CNET reports that the S5 mini can doubtless feature a lower screen resolution than the S5, however, to draw in customers on a lower budget.

Previous rumors have additionally advised the device can feature a four.5-inch Super AMOLED HD (720p) show.

It is unknown whether or not the S5 mini will feature the fingerprint scanner and pulse detector packed into the flagship S5.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 may be a high smartphone with plenty to shout regarding, however with hyperbolic pressure from HTC, Sony and LG, there square measure suggestions that Samsung is wanting to allow its flagship another boost.

Compare the build quality of the Galaxy S5 to the HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z2 and iPhone 5S and therefore the Samsung flagship feels low-cost as compared, whereas the total HD show is unlikely to be a match for the QHD providing on the future LG G3.

To tackle these 2 points head-on, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime is seemingly being readied in Asian nation - with a bumped up screen and glossy new chassis.

Samsung corporate executive JK Shin has same it is not acting on a premium Galaxy S5, however the rumor mill is refusing to abate on the Galaxy S5 Prime chatter. Apparently there is a HTC One M8 Prime within the works too, that the QHD smartphone market can be close to extremely hot up.

There also are reports of a Galaxy S5 Active within the works, and it's value noting that a number of the leaks we're seeing can be in regard to the Active instead of the Prime.

Here's everything we all know up to now concerning the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime.

Cut to the chase

What is it? A premium version of the Galaxy S5
When is it out? it should launch in June 2014
What will it cost? At heap - quite this S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime unharness date

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime unharness date is presently being tipped for mid-June, though this might well modification.

One report suggests the Galaxy S5 Prime is also pretty difficult to urge hold of, as complications within the production of the QHD show mean Samsung can solely create a restricted range of units.

These problems may even see the Galaxy S5 Prime unharness date shifted to late June or perhaps early Gregorian calendar month - it's troublesome to mention at the instant.

There's no guarantee that the S5 Prime can see a worldwide launch either, with a robust chance of the premium flagship solely seeing the sunshine of day in choose Asian markets wherever the specification war is rife.

 * browse our full Samsung Galaxy S5 review

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime worth

When it involves the Galaxy S5 Prime worth you will not be shocked once we tell you it's progressing to be dear (that's if it truly exists, of course).

According to data garnered by Naver.com, the Galaxy S5 Prime can have a SIM-free launch worth of KRW 900,000 (about US$880, £523, AU$940).

The price in alternative territories is probably going to be on top of the conversions shown here because of taxes and alternative prices, putt the S5 Prime well on top of the S5.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime show

One of the foremost upgrades reported for the Galaxy S5 Prime is that the screen, with Samsung tipped to equip the French telephone with a five.2-inch, 2,560 x 1,440 show.

With multiple sources all inform towards the QHD show, it appears the foremost viable choice at now for the Galaxy S5 Prime.

The reasoning behind this call is questionable, because the current Galaxy S5 has associate degree impressive show that has been dubbed the most effective playacting smartphone screen by freelance benchmarkers.

A key consider the S5 Prime doubtless sporting a QHD show is what is happening over at Samsung's fierce Korean rival.

LG has confirmed it'll slap a QHD screen on its next flagship smartphone - the LG G3 - and therefore the S5 Prime can be Samsung's response in a trial to remain relevant in its national market.

That said, a lot of recently one or two of videos from TK school News have appeared on YouTube apparently showing a pre-production version of the S5 Prime with a full HD, 1080p show - matching that of the initial S5.

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