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Samsung Announces Four New Mid-Level Phones

Samsung announced four new models in its growing Galaxy Android phone line, but it looks like these new contenders are meant for the world at large.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that there is a mobile phone market outside of the United States,  but it does indeed exist, and Samsung has announced four new additions to its Galaxy line today that are targeting those locales.  According to IT Times, The Samsung Galaxy Ace, the Samsung Galaxy Fit, the Samsung Galaxy Gio and the Samsung Galaxy mini are all set to launch in Russia first, followed by broader rollouts in Europe, India and China with only the Fit being mentioned for a South American launch.  These phones could eventually make their way to North America, but there is no guarantee that they would retain the same names.

Details of each device are still sketchy, but here is what we know about each.

Samsung Galaxy Ace (pictured to the right)

  • 3.5-inch HVGA display
  • 800MHz processor
  • Google voice search
  • ThinkFree document viewer

Samsung Galaxy Fit

  • 3.31-inch QVGA display
  • 5MP camera
  • 600MHz processor

Samsung Galaxy Gio

  • Enhanced social networking capabilities
  • 3.2-inch HVGA display

Samsung Galaxy mini

  • Suggested as the first smartphone for youngsters
  • 3.14-inch QVGA display
  • Google voice actions
  • Quick Office document viewer
  • 600MHz processor

While none of these phones sound like powerhouses in a world populated by Snapdragons and Tegra II dual-cores, they do sound like good introduction units for those just making the move from feature phones to smartphones.  At least they’ll get a taste of just how much more enjoyable a more powerful phone can

You can see images of all four phones down below in the gallery, along with a side-by-side comparison of all four.

What say you?  Do any of these new Samsung handsets get you interested?

[source IT Times, via AndroidCentral]


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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...


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