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Samsung Galaxy Express 4G LTE unveiled: another S III look alike with middling specs

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Samsung Galaxy Express 4G LTE unveiled: another S III look alike with middling specs
Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy Express 4G LTE, an affordable 4.5-inch smartphone that... looks almost exactly like the Samsung Galaxy S III. Again. After the Galaxy S III mini, Galaxy Grand and even the Galaxy Note II.

The idea behind the Express 4G LTE is delivering high-speed 4G cellular connectivity at an affordable price.

Otherwise, it is a fairly mediocre device with a dual-core processor and a WVGA display, but that’s what you get for the lower price. Here is a quick rundown of the specs:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 4.5-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 5MP main camera with 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and GLONASS, MHL, NFC
  • 8GB internal memory 
  • 2000mAh battery

On the software side of things, you get the usual Samsung additions to Android: TouchWiz with S Beam, AllShare and ChatON.

What’s interesting is that the Galaxy Express 4G LTE would be sold on AT&T with a slightly different form and hardware.

source: SammyHub

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posted on 29 Jan 2013, 02:40 5

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3022; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I know the Galaxy SIII is much liked but Samsung, you're taking things with the same design too far. Sometimes, some people want something fresh and different.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:56

2. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I have to agree, this is greed at best. What Samsung is doing is milking the success of the S3 with 25 different variants selling with mediocre specs at best.

S3 Mini, should have had at least an Exynos 5 Dual or Exynos 4412 Quad at best with at the very least, a qHD or 720P display. The S2 Plus, pointless when an update for the original makes more sense, coming to think of it, JUST STICK WITH THE S2.
The Galaxy Grand I understand is a Note junior, but with such a poor screen res, low amount of RAM and inevitably just another GS3 clone this really makes no sense unless the screen is 720p AMOLED, the battery is 2500 MAH and the processor is an Exynos Quad or Dual at the very least. The Galaxy Premier/Pop, why? Grand DUOS/Pocket Plus don't even deserve a mention.

This is what should be proposed for the 2013 lineup:
A True IPhone 5 competitor in the form of a Galaxy S4 Mini with a 5440 Quad core processor, screen size from 4-4.3 inch 720p LCD 3 or AMOLED display and market it as the start up model as opposed to the Galaxy Y DUOS. I can see why Samsung wouldn't want to do this seeing as this would steal the sales off their flagship S4.

The Galaxy Grand should be marketed as a mid range device with specs to match, 5 Inch
720p with expandable storage, Exynos Quad Core clocked at 1.4 ghz with two different variants, 5 inch and 4.7 inch models thrown in with the S-Pen.

The high end will be the GS4/Note 3 and Galaxy Camera 2 and the tablet range varying from 8/10/12 inch models, the 8 inch being the budget range model with respectable specs and and the 12 inch being the premium end.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:27

3. jonartpop (Posts: 159; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


Why didn't Samsung let S3's design exclusive -_-

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 06:30 1

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 12373; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sammy's showing signs of slowing down n the innovation dept. c'mon now Sammy

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:33

5. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Its not a sign of less innovation sign of them making lines of phone the same

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:37

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 12373; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Welp that's one way to look at it.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:34

7. mrblah (Posts: 528; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


I'd buy the mini if it had real specs

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