We've had some time to play with Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, and it seems to have shrunk in the wash. Wait, scratch that -- we're actually tearing down the brand-new Galaxy S5 Mini, a smaller, lighter, and less powerful version of the S5. Call it Samsung's flagboat smartphone.
To beat the crowd, we got our Euro-launch S5 Mini direct from Mother Russia. We'll be sure to point out any special adaptations this phone needs to speak Russian.
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Wish your Samsung Galaxy S5 was a bit smaller? Wish no more. Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. Tech specs include:
1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 3 Quad (Exynos 3470)
4.5 inch HD (720 x 1280 at 326 ppi) Super AMOLED display
8.0 MP rear-facing camera with AF + LED Flash along with a 2.1 MP front-facing camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC (LTE ver. only), Bluetooth v4.0 LE, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, IR Remote
1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB Internal storage, expandable to 64 GB via microSD
2,100 mAh battery
Accelerometer, gyroscope, compass; heart rate, proximity, and fingerprint sensors
Miroslav--I remain constantly amazed as to how these manufacturers assemble so much into such a small package. I don't really know why they would feel the need to go smaller but that's their decision. I suppose SAMGSUNG has conducted focus groups that tell them this direction is the proper direction. With the productions numbers needed, I'm assuming most, if not all, assembly is done by robotic systems. Do you know if this is the case? Also, are the phones assembled in a clean room environment? It seems as though cleanliness would need to be a factor in the assembly. Excellent post.
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The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
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