Presumed Samsung Galaxy S5 mini surfaces online with model number SM-G870

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Samsung-Galaxy-S4-Mini-and-S4As Samsung decided to take a page from Sony’s playbook and roll out the Galaxy S5 with a non-optional water armor, the possibility of an S5 Active coming anytime soon is slim. An S5 Zoom is certainly likely, though its predecessor has been mostly bashed, whereas an S5 mini is not a matter of if, but rather when.

Especially after Indian import data tracker Zauba revealed a (not so) enigmatic Samsung SM-G870A. Does the model number fail to ring any bells? How about SM-G900? That’s S5’s alias, precisely, so a pretty educated guess would be the SM-G870 is some sort of a lower-end relative. Ergo, an S5 mini.

The handheld’s declared value per unit, INR 22,253, or $365, is another strong hint supporting the same theory, although we’ve been fooled by estimates like that before. Mind you, the device is listed as making its way to India for R&D (research and development), so its financial worth isn’t necessarily precise at this point.

When should we expect the Android phone, if real, to go official? Hard to say, but if history is any indication, late April – early May is our best bet. No words on hardware specifications yet, albeit the entire world is rooting for a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact-like approach. You know, the uncompromising small but beefy route, with 2 GB RAM, Snapdragon 800 chip and 720p screen resolution.

Via [Sam Mobile]

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