Samsung Galaxy Mini
|Compatible networks||GSM 850 MHz/900 MHz/1800 MHz/1900 MHz
HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s 850 MHz / 900 MHz / 1700 MHz / 1900 MHz / 2100 MHz
|First released||February 2011|
|Predecessor||Samsung Galaxy 5|
|Successor||Samsung Galaxy Mini 2|
|Dimensions||110.4 mm (4.35 in) H
60.6 mm (2.39 in) W
12.1 mm (0.48 in) D
|Weight||106.6 g (3.76 oz)|
|Operating system||Android v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) unofficially upgradeable up to Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) via CyanogenMod 9, Android 4.2.1 Jellybean via CyanogenMod 10.1 and Android 4.4.2 Kitkat via CyanogenMod 11|
|CPU||Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz ARMv6|
|Removable storage||microSD (supports up to 32 GB)|
|Battery||1200 mAh Li-ion
|Data inputs||Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen
|Display||TFT LCD 3,14", 127 ppi,
240×320 pixels QVGA, 256k colors
|Connectivity||3.5 mm jack
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
Mono FM Radio with RDS
micro USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 (b/g/n)
The Samsung Galaxy Mini (GT-S5570[B/L/i]) is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung that runs the Android operating system. It was announced and released by Samsung in the spring of 2011. On some other markets it is known as Samsung Galaxy Next/Pop. It is currently available in four different colors; steel grey, white, lime and orange. The same device is sold in the United States as the Samsung Dart exclusively for T-Mobile. The face buttons were changed to capacitive matching the rest of the Galaxy lineup. The FM radio functionality was removed.
A successor to the phone, the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2, has been released by Samsung featuring major processor improvements from the original.
The Galaxy Mini is a 3.5G smartphone that offers quad-band GSM and was announced with two-band HSDPA (900/2100 MHz) at 7.2 Mbit/s. The display is a 3.14 in (80 mm)-diagonal TFT LCD with a 240×320 pixels QVGA resolution supporting up to 256,000 colors.
The Galaxy Mini is presented as an entry-level smartphone, and is (as of 13 May 2011) one of the cheapest Android phones on the market.
The Galaxy Mini originally ran on Android 2.2 Froyo, but in May 2011, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Mini (along with other Galaxy models) will get an official upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. An official upgrade to Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) was released via Samsung Kies on December 9, 2011 for some mobile operators. The Galaxy Mini can also be flashed with custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod releases (although not officially supported by Samsung) where it is codenamed tass. The officially supported version of CyanogenMod on the Galaxy Mini as of August 2012 is CyanogenMod 7.2. It will run CyanogenMod 10 but it is unofficially supported so there may be stability issues. It can be overclocked to 800 MHz with SetCPU.
- Dual-touch (two fingers)
- Quad-Band GSM and dual-band 3G support
- 7.2 Mbit/s HSDPA
- WiFi 802.11 (b/g/n)
- Bluetooth technology v 2.1
- USB 2.0 (High Speed)
- 3.14 in (80 mm) 256K-color QVGA TFT touchscreen
- ARMv6 600 MHz processor, 384 MB RAM (279 MB RAM available)
- Adreno 200 GPU
- Android OS v2.2 (Froyo) with TouchWiz v3.0 UI, upgrade to v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) available in some places.
- 160 MB internal storage, hot-swappable MicroSD slot, 2 GB card included
- 3.15 Mpixel fixed-focus camera with geo-tagging
- GPS receiver with A-GPS
- FM radio with RDS and Radio Text (Not available in "Dart" version.)
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- Document editor
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
- Swype virtual keyboard
- MicroUSB port (charging and data transfer) and stereo Bluetooth 2.1
- SNS (Social networking service) integration
- Image/Video editor
- List of Android devices
- Galaxy Nexus
- Galaxy Europa
- Samsung Dart is alleged to be the same phone for the US T-Mobile market.