Samsung Electronics mobile division announced earlier this morning in South Korea two new additions to the GALAXY smartphones family — the Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy Mini 2.
Galaxy Ace 2 measure in at 10.5mm thick, weighting 122 grams, the phone has a 3.8-inch PLS TFT touch screen with WVGA (480 x 800p resolution) display, packing a 800MHz Dual-core Processor (never heard of most dual-core CPU’s start from 1GHz), 768MB of RAM, 4GB of built-in memory storage,a microSD (up to 32GB), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, USB, HSPA up to 14.4Mbps and a 1500mAh battery.
In addition Ace 2 has a 5MP camera in the back with Autofocus and LED flash, a VGA front-facing camera, runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with TouchWiz UI 4.0 on top of the OS; plus a list of Samsung native apps and widgets such as Game Hub, Music Hub and ChatON.
Galaxy Mini 2 has a 3.27-inch TFT touch screen with HVGA (320x480p resolution), a single-core 800MHz processor, 4GB of built-in storage with a microSD (up to 32GB), 512MB of RAM, 1,300 mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Galaxy Ace 2 launches in UK from April, while the GALAXY mini 2, arrives in France next month before being rolled out globally.
Samsung introduces the new GALAXY Ace 2 and GALAXY mini 2
February 21, 2012
Welcome to Samsung’s Android™ experience with the two new members of GALAXY smartphones
SEOUL, Korea – February 21, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced two new additions to the GALAXY smartphone range: GALAXY Ace 2, which will be available in UK from April, and GALAXY mini 2, which will be available in France from March before being rolled out globally.
Building on the market success of GALAXY Ace and GALAXY mini since their release last year, GALAXY Ace 2 and GALAXY mini 2 are ideal devices for users with active lifestyles who value individuality and style without compromising on performance or affordability.
“Launched in 2011, GALAXY Ace and GALAXY mini have been a huge success in the global market. Today, we introduce GALAXY Ace 2 and GALAXY mini 2 with upgraded features and services,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Our goal remains the same—to continue to create new and improved mobile experiences that deliver something suitable for everyone. This is the hallmark of Samsung’s GALAXY range and what has made the GALAXY brand such a runaway hit with consumers around the world.”
Double-Engine Power, GALAXY Ace 2
GALAXY Ace 2 delivers efficient multitasking, lightning-fast screen transitions and high-quality graphics for even the most demanding applications and games. HSPA 14.4 connectivity provides an enhanced browsing experience and fast content downloads with minimal lag-times. Additionally, 4GB of internal storage ensures that films, photos and a whole array of personal multimedia content can be easily stored and taken out and about; a 1,500mAh battery adds to GALAXY Ace 2’s on-the-go performance for active, demanding use.
Enhanced Samsung Hubs and ChatON services ensure that users are never far from the content or social connections they care about. Music Hub allows one-step access to over 17million tracks at anytime; Game Hub offers users the very latest gaming titles; Social Hub allows users to view their instant messages, social network and email communications all in one single inbox. Samsung’s ChatON service connects users with other phone users – across any platform – into a single community, providing easy multi-format instant messaging and group chatting.