Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus officially unveiled: 3.65-inch display, 1GHz processor

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus officially unveiled: 3.65-inch display, 1GHz processor
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, the successor to Samsung’s heaviest mid-range gun, the Samsung Galaxy Ace, has arrived with a slightly larger, 3.65-inch display and a more capable, 1GHz processor. Sadly, you’ll have to make do with the horrifying HVGA resolution (320x480 pixels), which will look even worse on the larger display. The new Galaxy Ace Plus will also remain in Gingerbread territory, with no word on when and whether it will get updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

We shouldn’t forget though that the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus takes pride more in its relatively affordable price rather than state of the art hardware. The original Ace never arrived subsidized on a US carrier, but nonetheless was one of Samsung's most popular models in the past year and it's interesting to see whether the Koreans will negotiate a carrier deal for the new Ace Plus. Under current plans, the phone will launch this month in Europe, Russia, Latin America, Asia, Africa and China.

Designwise, the handset is a bit more rounded than the original boxy Ace. The Ace Plus seems to borrow from the looks of the budget Samsung Galaxy Y, and is now less like the iPhone. It's also a hair thinner than its predecessor at 0.44 inches (11.2mm), but slightly heavier, tipping the scales at 4.06 ounces (115g).

The rest of its highlights include:
- 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM,
- 3GB of internal memory, microSD card slot,
- 3G speeds at up to 7.2Mbps on the downlink,
- 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash capable of recording 480p videos at 30fps,
- 1300mAh battery,
- Samsung TouchWiz on top of Gingerbread,
- Wi-Fi b/g/n, A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0.

The Galaxy Ace Plus looks like a decent update for those waiting for some more horsepower in Samsung’s mid-range offers. The low resolution and lack of ICS however are the two bitter pills you’d have to swallow with the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus. Are you willing to?



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Galaxy Ace Plus
  • Display 3.6" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 3 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1300 mAh(7.33h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. SSyar

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

wow.. a whole new thing.. just for flash web browser :) bravo

2. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I don't know who could call this mid range, mid range would be at least VGA resolution, this is easily low end. If this is mid range I'd hate to see what is considered low end

3. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

I'd call the nearly twice cheaper Samsung Galaxy Y and Galaxy mini low-end models, but yeah, it's a matter of definition. I guess the Ace Plus could go for low-end Plus!

4. armansyed

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

how much price

5. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Now it looks EXACTLY like iPhone 3G/3GS

6. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

yes you are right same ugly

8. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

that's the first thing that popped into my head as well

7. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Nokia 800 review - cons:smaller screen than N9,battery could be better Galaxy Ace Plus review - pros: normal size screen,battery is good for a android phone people: fhat the wuck?

14. harsh_732006

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

and the nokia 800 is double the price of ace plus..

9. xoutrageousx

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

oh noes! it's not 10.5 inch screen, it's not good! we need BIG screen...this screams iPhone 3G...oh wait....I guess we just time traveled back to 2008.

10. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

i dont like the look of this, i really love the previous model

11. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

now tell me if Samsung is not a copycat? i looks EXACTLY like the 3GS!

13. siddharthkanjilal

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I just picked up the Galaxy W to gift my brother (who is in high school) to replace his previous Galaxy Ace which I had picked up last year. I think even if this were available today, the Galaxy W is still the better purchase. I got the Galaxy W for AED 1,050 ($286).

12. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Oh! They forgot to say that the device will be released with Gingerbread and will never get an ICS update! :D You're welcome.

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