Galaxy S5 Mini Release Date Coming Soon, Handset Name to Be S5 DX?

The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date could be coming soon as the device might have appeared in a recent leak.

A new listing posted up on Samsung's U.K.'s site showed a smartphone that resembled a mini version of the Galaxy S5, however, it went by a different name as this version was listed under Galaxy S5 Dx and appeared to come in several different color options that included lime, orange, black, blue and white.

Rumors point to the S5 mini ditching the Heart Rate Monitor found on its bigger brother. Other specs expected for the device include a 4.5-inch 720 AMOLED panel, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB RAM, and a 8-megapixel camera.

The Galaxy S5 launched earlier this year and replaces the S4 as Samsung's current flagship device and features what the company deems a "glam" design with a perforated back plate that shines in different lighting conditions. It will have full LTE coverage, Wi-Fi MIMO 802.11 to cut down buffering, and a download booster that will allow users to download 1GB worth of media in 30 seconds.

Samsung has also drastically improved the battery that now provides users with 10 hours of web surfing, 12 hours of video playback and offers a new Ultra Power Saving mode. This new mode can grant the user another 24 hours' worth of power if their phone is at 10 percent. It does this by only keeping necessary functions on and turning the screen to black and white.

Samsung also decided to install a fingerprint swipe feature that users can utilize for authorizing payments. It can unlock a special private mode which secures all important documents, settings and files.

The Galaxy S5 camera comes with a 0.3 second autofocus which is the fastest on the market, according to Samsung. It features select focus, which allows the photographer to decide what in their image will be in and out of focus, and its new HDR mode controls light exposure the moment they focus on something.

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