January 4, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus announced

Samsung added another Android baby into their already very crowded portfolio of devices running on the said platform. The newest, announced on the 3rd day of 2012, carriers a name that is, I believe, a popular Android smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, as the name suggests is an improved and a faster version of the original Galaxy Ace, I just do not know if its design is also an improvement.

Personally, in terms of design, the original Galaxy Ace rocks better than the Galaxy Ace Plus (photo) but in terms of specs, the Galaxy Ace Plus rocks better. I think we just have to leave with that fact, though. Anyway, the smartphone, as an improvement from what it tries to succeed sports a faster 1GHz single-core processor and a bigger 3.65" display. Also, the smartphone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the obvious latest version of Samsung's TouchWiz. Head over the break to check out the Galaxy Ace Plus' specs and Samsung's press release.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus specs:
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
    • TouchWiz
  • 3.65" HVGA (320x480) TFT LCD touchscreen display
  • 1GHz single-core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • Memory
    • Internal: 3GB (user memory)
    • External: Up to 32GB via microSD card
  • Camera
    • Rear: 5MP
      • AutoFocus
      • LED Flash
      • WVGA video recording @ 30fps
    • Front: N/A
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
    • GPS with A-GPS
    • DLNA*
    • FM Radio with RDS
  • Sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Digital Compass
    • Proximity Sensor
  • Interface
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • microUSB 2.0
  • Battery
    • 1300 mAh
*info from GSMArena.com

Press Release:

Play and Share Faster and Smarter with the GALAXY Ace Plus
January 3, 2012

New addition to Android-powered GALAXY portfolio delivers style, power and versatility

SEOUL, Korea – January 3, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the introduction of the Samsung GALAXY Ace Plus. As an enhanced version of the widely popular GALAXY Ace, the GALAXY Ace Plus is the smartphone for trendy and sociable young professionals. The GALAXY Ace Plus will be available in Russia starting from January 2012, and will be gradually rolled out to Europe, CIS, Latin America, Southeast and Southwest Asia, the Middle East, Africa and China.

“Samsung Mobile is opening 2012 with the introduction of the Samsung GALAXY Ace Plus, which will help enhance the GALAXY brand following the huge success of the GALAXY S, GALAXY SII, GALAXY Ace and GALAXY mini. The GALAXY Ace Plus benefits from the Android™ Gingerbread platform and Samsung services, which provide a better mobile experience for more consumers,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “In 2012, we will continue to make every effort to create an easy and fun mobile experience by expanding our incredibly popular GALAXY smartphone range, which is now one of the most recognized and successful mobile brands in the world.”

Style and power with expanded features

Building on the previous GALAXY Ace style heritage, the GALAXY Ace Plus is a stylishly designed smartphone contained in a modern and minimalist casing with rounded edges, featuring an affordably-sized 3.65’’ HVGA display. The phone has been designed to be simple yet elegant.

The GALAXY Ace Plus is backed by an impressive 1GHz processor and HSDPA 7.2 Mbps connectivity, providing all the versatility and browsing performance that today’s busy and sociable young professionals need. WiFi 802.11 functionality offers lightning-fast speeds for browsing, downloading and video streaming. Application startups are faster with virtually no lag time, even while multitasking. Additionally, an impressive 2GB of shared storage capacity for multimedia content and up to 1GB of direct storage for applications—more than any smartphone in its category—allow users greater content freedom and usability.

Running on Android Gingerbread and featuring Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, the GALAXY Ace Plus allows users to handle mobile tasks faster and more efficiently. New music playback functionality features a play progress bar and the ability to view music tracks in folders. Call features allow users to reject calls with text messages or add unwanted callers to a black list log. For added productivity, users also have the option of using ThinkFree, a tool that enables viewing and editing of Office documents, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDFs, while on the move.

The GALAXY Ace Plus enables users to stay connected through Samsung’s Social Hub, Music Hub and ChatON services. ChatON, connecting all phone users—across any phone platform—into a single community using phone numbers instead of usernames and passwords, provides an easy instant messaging, group chatting and sharing of content in multiple formats—images, video, voice, contacts, calendar—to make messaging simpler and more intuitive than ever.


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