Samsung’s Official Website Confirms Galaxy S5 Mini Variant
GalaxyS5 , smart phones / May 6, 2014

Does the launch-edition Galaxy S5 feel a bit too heavy and/or bulky for your liking? Well, you’re in luck, ┬ábecause the South Korean tech giant is reportedly working on a “Mini” variant of its flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S5 Mini will weigh less and feature a smaller display screen, and if the rumors are correct, it will also come with a reduced price tag. These are just a few reasons why some people are eagerly anticipating its release. Confirmation of Galaxy S5 Mini Variant We’ve known about the upcoming Galaxy S5 Mini variant for some time, but recently Samsung published an image on their website confirming the existence of a smaller variant. The Dutch organization Galaxy Club published a screenshot of what appears to be a placeholder for the upcoming Galaxy S5 Mini variant on Samsung’s official website (see image below). Unfortunately, there’s no actual photo of the Galaxy S5 Mini, but the screenshot does reveal one important piece of information: SM-G800F build. Being that this screenshot was taken straight from Samsung’s support page, we can only assume the company is preparing to release a Galaxy S5 Mini variant with the build SM-G8ooF. There’s been no official statement by Samsung…

Samsung Announces Anti-Theft Tools For The Galaxy S5
GalaxyS5 / May 5, 2014

Cellphone theft is a growing problem here in the U.S., with an estimated 113 devices being stolen every minute! From the east coast to west, cellphones are being lifted at an alarming rate. In an effort to curb these numbers in the opposite direction, Samsung recently announced plans to add two anti-theft tools to the Galaxy S5. “Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock” For The Galaxy S5 According to a statement made by Samsung officials, the Galaxy S5 will receive “Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock” at no additional cost. If a customers Galaxy S5 is stolen, and the thief attempts to reset the device back to factory settings, the cell carrier can lock it using these two apps; thus, preventing any attempt to reset, activate, or otherwise modify its software. But there’s a catch to the upcoming Galaxy S5 anti-theft tools: they will only work with Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular devices. If you’re on T-Mobile, AT&T or any other network, you’ll have to look elsewhere for added security measures. Samsung may add the anti-theft tools to other networks in the future, but as of yet it appears the tools will be restricted to Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular….