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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Heading to AT&T

March 16, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Yes, the Galaxy S5 Mini. Not the Galaxy S6 Mini (which hasn’t been announced yet, although we’re sure it will be soon). The Galaxy S5 Mini is almost a year old itself, and it’s just now getting a launch date onto AT&T. Kinda late, isn’t it? Either way, AT&T will be offering it on March 20th. The Galaxy S5 Mini features a 4.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 powering it. There’s also 16GB of storage, 8MP camera on the back with a 2MP camera on the front. With a 2100mAh battery keeping you going all day long. Of course it also has the nation’s strongest LTE signal. AT&T is pricing it at $428.99 off contract, if you’re looking for a contract it’ll be $99. And with AT&T Next, it’ll be $14.30 over 30 months and $21.48 over 20 months.

Although if you’re looking for a smaller Samsung smartphone on AT&T, and don’t want the Galaxy S6, then the Galaxy Alpha might be a better choice. It’s currently going for $319.99 from AT&T, about $100 less than the Galaxy S5 Mini. It also has a Snapdragon 801 chipset inside along with 2GB of RAM. So definitely better specs, with a slightly larger display at 4.7-inches.

Am I the only one that finds it odd that AT&T likes to launch Samsung’s “mini” smartphones after the next flagship is announced? Last year, after the Galaxy S5 was announced, AT&T decided to put the Galaxy S4 Mini on sale. And it appears they are doing the exact same thing this time around as well. While the Galaxy S5 Mini isn’t a terrible phone, I do think it would have sold better if it had launched on AT&T last summer, shortly after Samsung had made it official. Am I the only one that thinks that way?

Either way, if you’re looking for a smaller smartphone, and want a Samsung smartphone, there’s a couple of good choices on AT&T, with one heading there later this week. Are any of you looking to pick up the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini on March 20th from AT&T? If you are, be sure to let us know in the comments below.