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Samsung Unveils Two New Galaxy Phones Headed for Europe

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 8 comments

Samsung might not be bringing the Galaxy S III to Mobile World Congress but that doesn't mean the company will turn up empty-handed.

Earlier this year, Samsung surprised us all by confirming that the Galaxy S III wouldn't be unveiled at Mobile World Congress at the end of this month. Heck, the company wasn't even going to be hosting a press event. However, just because the company isn't going all out this year, that doesn't mean MWC will be a Samsung-free affair. The company just this week announced two new handsets that we're sure will be on hand at the conference for journalists to get a proper look at.

The Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy mini 2 are both follow-ons to previous products, the original Galaxy Ace and Galaxy mini having been announced last January. The Galaxy Ace 2 will hit the United Kingdom in April, while the Galaxy mini 2, which will be available in France from March before being rolled out globally.

Specswise, neither handset it going to go toe-to-toe with the top-of-the-line superphones we're seeing these days. The Galaxy Ace 2 packs a 3.8-inch WVGA display, an 800MHz dual-core CPU, 4GB of internal storage (expandable to 32GB via microSD), a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, a VGA camera for video calls, and HSDPA 14.3 connectivity. The mini 2 boasts 3.27-inch HVGA (320x480) TFT display, a 3-megapixel fixed focus camera, an 800MHz CPU, and 4GB of storage (expandable via microSD). Both phones run Gingerbread, aka Android 2.3, with Samsung's TouchWiz on top.

No information on pricing or a U.S. release just yet but we'll keep you posted.

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    alyoshka , February 22, 2012 8:38 AM
    They have so many use and throw models these days that it's really difficult to decide which one is which.
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    vaughn2k , February 22, 2012 8:45 AM
    I hope it will cost around U$120, much like the Galaxy Young, wow!
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    lockhrt999 , February 22, 2012 12:41 PM
    including those
    number of Samsung galaxies > number of real world galaxies

    /sarcasm
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    digiex , February 22, 2012 1:57 PM
    Another aggressive lawsuit from Apple is heading there too.
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    _Cubase_ , February 23, 2012 12:23 AM
    Hmmm.... I see they've got round edges. How am I going to tell which ones are the Galaxy's and which are the iPhones when in the store!?!?
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    del35 , February 23, 2012 10:25 AM
    Quote:
    I see they've got round edges. How am I going to tell which ones are the Galaxy's


    Equating the crappy iPhone with Samsung's phones is an insult.
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    impreza , February 27, 2012 6:49 AM
    Nice upgrade and could be awesome if priced right but htc's new phones are looking much more appealing. The performance boost with a dual core 800mhz cpu vs a single core 1ghz in many phones will be interesting.
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    reethac , February 28, 2012 7:32 AM
    i am from india, samsung is now leading than nokia with good quality products

    http://www.abctestcentre.blogspot.in/search/label/SAMSUNG
    http://www.abctestcentre.blogspot.in/search/label/Mobile