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Samsung New Zealand spills the beans on Galaxy S5 mini’s water resistance

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Galaxy S5 mini waterOops, it looks like someone over at Samsung New Zealand might be out of a job. Or at least up for a serious reprimand. In compiling general warranty exclusions for Samsung phones, tablets, Galaxy cameras and accessories, this careless employee forgot the Galaxy S5 mini is yet to be made official and included it in a category where only the S5 and S4 Active found a place.

Namely, devices that should handle submersions in water for up to 30 minutes. Beyond that mark, Samsung’s New Zealand warranties don’t cover water damage for either of the three gizmos, meaning, you guessed it, the S5 mini probably carries the same IP67 certification as the original S5 and last year’s S4 Active.

Unless it was all the result of an unfortunate typo. Yeah, right, and Santa Claus is real. Interestingly, Samsung removed every S5 mini mention from the warranty page quickly after the blunder came to light, making it even clearer it was a blunder in the first place instead of an innocent typo.

So there you have it. The forthcoming Galaxy S5 mini is nearly guaranteed as a strong swimmer, in addition to likely sporting a 4.5-inch 720p display, quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, 8 MP/2 MP cameras, 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB built-in storage and 2,100 mAh battery.

Sounds like an upper mid-range winner to us… as long as Sammy hits the pricing sweet spot.

Via [GSM Arena]

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