Samsung is bringing the Heat! Korean based Samsung showed us four new phones being released to U.S. consumer’s. They will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress this upcoming February. The Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio and Galaxy Mini will add to LG’s growing Galaxy line of smartphones. Samsung is looking to compete with HTC and Motorola this upcoming year who already have shown their crop of phones starting at CES with more phones to come. The specifications for these devices are not overwhelming though. These phones look to fall into a 2nd tier of phones that will launch. LG is not setting a new standard for smartphones with these devices, but I can imagine these phones will be competitive in pricing. Leave a comment on how you feel LG is holding up to the competition.
From left, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Mini
Samsung today unveiled four new phones to its international Galaxy line. None of the phones is currently slated for a U.S. release, but they will be showed at Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona. The phones are:
- Galaxy Ace: The Ace sports a 3.5-inch HVGA screen (4320×480) running Android 2.2 with an 800MHz processor and 5MP camera with flash. It’s available in Russia now, and later in Europe, India and China.
- Galaxy Fit: The fit has a 3.31-inch QVGA (240×320) screen with Android 2.2, a 5MP camera, 600MHz processor. It’s available in February in Russia, with India, Europe and South America coming later.
- Galaxy Gio: The Gio rocks a 3.2-inch HVGA (320×480) screen with Android 2.2, a 3MP camera and an 800MHz processor. Coming to Russia, Europe, India and China.
- Galaxy Mini: The Mini has a svelte 3.14-inch QVGA (320×240) touchscreen with a 600MHz processor, 3MP camera and Android 2.2. Available in Russia, coming to Europe, China and India.
So what you have are some mid-level phones here, and that’s actually a market Samsung’s largely ignored over the past year with the rollout of the Galaxy S line. We’ll get our hands on these guys in a few weeks at MWC, so stay tuned.
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