Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is expected to start shipping in the UK starting 7 August, according to latest advert on official Samsung UK website.

The S5 mini, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for pre-order via Samsung UK as well as through Phones4u for £389.95. It will be available in black, white, gold and blue variants at the time of its expected release in mid-August.

Samsung has not yet announced the release date information for the handset, while its specifications and price have been confirmed via the official Samsung UK website.

According to the confirmed specs, Galaxy S5 Mini features a 4.5in Super AMOLED display with 720p (720 x 1280 pixels) screen resolution, a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM.

On the storage front, the handset comes with 16GB of internal storage and support for microSD expansion up to 64GB. The handset also includes an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 2.1MP front camera.

The Galaxy S5 Mini is also touted to feature the IP67 water and dust-resistant capabilities and run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. Fingerprint sensor and heart-rate monitor are also among the salient features of the handset, which are also found on its bigger flagship model, the Galaxy S5.