Samsung has today announced an updated version of its Android-powered Galaxy Ace smartphone called the Galaxy Ace Plus. The new device offers a larger display, a faster processor, more RAM, and better Bluetooth, and is intended for “trendy and sociable young professionals,” according to the Korean electronics giant.
So how does the new device beat its predecessor? Well, it ships running the Google Android 2.3 operating system, as opposed to Android 2.2 like the original Galaxy Ace. It’s got a 1GHz processor, up from 800MHz; 512MB of RAM, up from 256MB; Bluetooth 3.0, as opposed to Bluetooth 2.1; and a 3.65-inch display, as opposed to a 3.5-inch display. The resolution remains the same at 320 x 480, however, so unfortunately the new device will lose a little of its clarity.
Other internals include a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, and 3GB of internal storage which is expandable via microUSB. As with all of Samsung’s Android devices, the Galaxy Ace Plus also features the TouchWiz user interface and the company’s ChatOn messaging service.
What’s more, the Galaxy Ace Plus packs a nifty feature that allows you to “blacklist” contacts and block calls and text messages from those you’d rather not hear from, according to TechRadar.
The new device will be available in Russia later this month, with launches in Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and China throughout the year. There’s no official word on pricing just yet, however.
What do you think of the new Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus? Has Samsung made enough improvements for you?