ⓘ Samsung Galaxy Mini


ⓘ Samsung Galaxy Mini

The Samsung Galaxy Mini is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung that runs the Android operating system. It was announced and released by Samsung in early 2011. In some markets it is known as Samsung Galaxy Next/Pop/NG 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.

It was succeeded by the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2, featuring major processor improvements from the original. This included FM radio.


1. Features

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.


1.1. Features Key features

  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 7.2 Mbit/s HSDPA
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Document editor
  • FM radio with RDS and Radio Text not available in "Dart" version.
  • ARMv6 600 MHz processor, 384 MB RAM 279 MB RAM available
  • Dual-touch two fingers
  • 160 MB internal storage, hot-swappable MicroSD slot, 2 GB card included
  • Image/video editor
  • Swype virtual keyboard
  • Adreno 200 GPU
  • MicroUSB port charging and data transfer and stereo Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS receiver with A-GPS
  • Android OS v2.2 Froyo with TouchWiz v3.0 UI, upgrade to v2.3.6 Gingerbread available in some places.
  • Bluetooth technology v 2.1
  • 3.14 in 80 mm 256K-color QVGA TFT touchscreen
  • 3.15 Mpixel fixed-focus camera with geo-tagging
  • Quad-Band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • SNS social networking service integration
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