As expected, Samsung has officially introduced some of the devices that were leaked about two weeks ago. The Korean manufacturer is expanding its Galaxy lineup with four new smartphones: Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio and Galaxy mini.
All four Android-based phones seem to be less proficient compared to their Galaxy S sibling, when it comes to hardware. However, it seems rather logical to offer the Galaxy smartphone experience to customers who cannot afford to buy the original device, as well.
Samsung Galaxy Ace is a mid-level device, powered by an 800MHz processor and based on the Android 2.2 Froyo platform.
It packs a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as GPS with A-GPS support.
The phone is quad-band GSM compatible, includes HSDPA technology and comes with a 3.5-inch HVGA TFT display.
Samsung Galaxy Fit is an entry-level bar smartphone; it is powered by a 600MHz processor. Aside from the fact that it sports a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, Galaxy Fit features almost the same spec sheet as LG’s Optimus One.
It comes with a 3.31-inch QVGA TFT display, Android 2.2 Froyo, HSDPA, GPS with A-GPS support, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Gio is also a mid-tier handset powered by an 800MHz processor and runs Android 2.2 Froyo.
It comes with a 3.2-inch HVGA TFT display, 3-megapixel camera with autofocus, HSDPA, GPS with A-GPS support, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy mini features a 3.14-inch QVGA TFT display and a 3-megapixel camera with fixed-focus.
The entry-level smartphone is powered by a 600MHz processor and runs Android 2.2 Froyo. It is quad-band GSM compatible and comes with GPS with A-GPS support, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as HSDPA.
“In creating the Samsung Galaxy smartphone line-up, we wanted to expand on the things that made the Samsung Galaxy S such a runaway success whilst diversifying our product range. Each device delivers something different, with the idea that each user is an individual and wants their mobile experience to be easy and fun,” said JK Shin, president and head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.
“With these four Samsung Galaxy smartphones we help them share the joy they have in their lives and bring their experiences to their friends and family,” added Shin.
The new Samsung Galaxy smartphones will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress expo.
Starting on February 14, we will be there to keep you up to date with live reports on the latest product launches and presentations.