Samsung Announces Four Entry-Level Android OS Smartphones

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Though the Mobile World Congress is less than a month away, Samsung couldn’t keep it in any longer: the company announced today that four entry-level smartphones would be joining its Galaxy family: the Ace, the Fit, the Gio, and the mini.

Samsung Galaxy AceAll of the revealed phones in the lineup will run Google Android 2.2 OS (Froyo) and will share other features like a bar design, a microSD card slot that is expandable up to 32 GB, the Swype text entry system, plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity.

The Galaxy Ace will sport the largest display, a 3.5-inch HVGA (320 x 480) touchscreen, and is going to be powered by an 800 MHz processor. Other features on its specs list include 150 MB of built-in memory and a 5-megapixel, rear-facing camera.

Samsung Galaxy FitLike the Ace, the Galaxy Fit will be equipped with a 5-megapixel camera. At 3.31-inches, however, the display on the Galaxy Fit is going to be slightly smaller, and a lower resolution: QVGA (240 x 320). The Fit will also have a less powerful processor than the Ace, clocking in at 600 MHz, as well as 160 MB of memory.

Samsung Galaxy GioEven smaller will be the Galaxy Gio, which will have a 3.2-inch HVGA display, but it will pack a processor that is equivalent in power to the Galaxy Ace at 800 MHz. The camera on the Gio will only be 3 megapixels, but it is also going to come with 158 MB of memory and a 2 GB microSD card for extra storage.

Samsung Galaxy FitAnd last but not least, the Galaxy mini, as the name implies, will have the smallest screen of 3.14-inches, and will have a 600 MHz processor under the hood. With this processor, a 3-megapixel camera, and 150 MB of memory, the main appeal of the mini is going to be affordability.

As much as we know about the specs of the phones, there is no availability information at this time other than the fact that they will be on display the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in February.




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