Samsung has just announced two new Android smartphones ahead of Mobile World Congress; the Galaxy Ace 2 and the Galaxy Mini 2. The original Ace and Mini were some of Samsung’s most sucessful phones in 2011 and Samsung have now renewed each phone with healthy specifications.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is a mid-range Android and offers a 3.8 inch 800×480 PLS display to be powered by an unspecified 800 MHz dual core processor. There is 4 GB of internal storage plus expansion through a MicroSD slot as well as 768 MB of RAM. It will have a 5 MP rear facing camera and a 0.3 MP front sensor for all your video calling needs. The new Ace will have a 1500 mAh battery, weigh 122 grams and be 10.5 mm thin. It will also have optional NFC support; a nice touch on a mid-range phone. At launch it will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and should (not confirmed) be getting an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update sometime this year.
The other phone announced today is the Galaxy Mini 2, a low end offering from Samsung that has a 3.27 inch 480×320 display. The 800 MHz processor is to be backed up by 512 MB of RAM plus 4 GB of internal storage plus room for more with a MicroSD slot. If you want a cheaper phone that can take decent pictures or supports video calling the Galaxy Mini 2 is not for you, offering only a 3 MP rear camera. The new low end Android impresses by optionally supporting NFC; there will be two models with and without it. The NFC enabled model will be 0.3 mm thicker and 1.5 grams heavier. Helping to run all of this will be a 1300 mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The Galaxy Ace 2 will be available in the UK from April and a worldwide deployment of the Galaxy Mini 2 will begin in France this March.
Kitguru says: Samsung’s mid and low end Androids have never impressed me; until now.