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Samsung GALAXY Ace 2 and Samsung GALAXY mini 2 confirmed, will replace existing models

Samsung GALAXY Ace 2 and Samsung GALAXY mini 2 confirmed, will replace existing models
Samsung has officially announced a pair of successors to two current models. The Samsung GALAXY Ace 2 and the Samsung GALAXY mini 2 will feature upgraded processors, cameras and displays from the current respective models. Both smartphones will have TouchWiz 4.0 running on top of Android 2.3. 

UPDATE: Samsung Netherlands revealed the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 price - the handset will sell for around $460 (350 euro) off contrat. The Galaxy mini 2 price stands at around $265 (200 euro).
 
The Samsung GALAXY Ace 2 is the new king among Samsung's mid-range Androids. The screen has increased in size from 3.5-inch on the original Ace to 3.8 inches and resolution is improved from 320 x 480 to 480 x 800 pixels. The original GALAXY Ace had a rather low pixel density of 165ppi which certainly will be higher on the new model. The biggest upgrade in the Ace 2 is the bump up to a dual-core 800MHz processor, an impressive feature for a mid-range device. The handset also comes with a 5MP camera with LED flash capable of capturing 720p HD videos.

A VGA front-facing camera is added and data speed has doubled to 14.4Mbps over HSPA. 4GB of native storage is on board, and a 1500mAh battery will try to get you through the day. The Samsung GALAXY Ace 2 will be available in the UK starting in April.

The Samsung GALAXY mini 2 offers a 3.27 inch screen, a slight increase from the 3.14 inch display on the original model, with resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The original model had resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The single-core 800MHz processor is an upgrade from the 600MHz processor on the first generation phone. 512MB of RAM is aboard along with a 3MP camera. 4GB of native storage is on the phone. This model will be available starting next month in France.

Both models have ChatON, which hooks up users of other phone platforms in a single community for instant messaging and group chatting. Also aboard both, Social Hub allows users to view emails, IMs and social communication in one in-box. Music Hub offers one-step access to 17 million tracks while Game Hub on the GALAXY Ace 2 gives users access to the latest games.

source: Samsung

Press Release

The Samsung GALAXY Ace 2 (L), Samsung GALAXY mini 2 (R)
The Samsung GALAXY Ace 2 (L), Samsung GALAXY mini 2 (R)

The Samsung GALAXY Ace 2 (L), Samsung GALAXY mini 2 (R)



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posted on 21 Feb 2012, 06:28 1

1. steelicon (Posts: 306; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


C'mon, Samsung! Galaxy Ace 2 so expensive! There isn't even mention of Gorilla Glass nor MHL/HDMI out! $460 USD is not really mid range if you consider other cellphones around the $250-300 USD range. Think about it, Samsung!

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 06:47

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5321; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


the probles is that the price seems to be in euro, with tech things seem to go around $1=1 eruro even when the exchange rate goes nowhere like that

so if this phone ships to US or Canada will ship from 250 to 350 unlocked witch is not half bad considering the average high end phone goes around 500+ unlocked

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 11:26 1

3. taz89 (Posts: 1943; Member since: 03 May 2011)


price are always higher initially when a product is announced but by the time it is released it is usually cheaper.

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 16:09

4. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


These prices will be much cheaper once they get actually released plus your local faithful network carrier will have them at a much cheaper price due to network subsidsation

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