Samsung UK has just confirmed plans to launch its new Galaxy Express in the UK, with the 4.5″ Android phone set to arrive some time during the first six months of the year. Pretty vague, but that’s the only fact we have to go on at this stage.
The phone itself is a weird one. The Galaxy Express is a 4.5″ Super AMOLED Plus model, so a little smaller than the Galaxy S III, powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core chipset. Which makes it a little more competent than the Galaxy S III Mini, plus it’ll feature the necessary radio bits to work on 4G LTE networks.
You get 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage space and an SD card slot, plus there’s a 2,000mAh battery inside. A 480 x 800 display and 5megapixel camera are your compromises here. Here’s the thing from Samsung UK, complete with terribly formatted tech specs at the end:
SAMSUNG GALAXY EXPRESS
A feature-rich multimedia device offering 4G LTE for social explorers
29th January 2013, London, UK – Samsung Electronics today unveiled the Galaxy Express, a feature-rich multimedia powerhouse that makes 4G LTE’s fast network accessible to everyone. The Galaxy Express offers great performance, connectivity, easy usability and a superior battery life.
The Galaxy Express is a 4G LTE smartphone, designed for the young social explorer. Faster multimedia streaming and downloads mean less waiting time and more time to enjoy the features, whilst super-fast internet browsing capabilities allow for video and text chat sessions which are flawlessly stable.
The Galaxy Express delivers outstanding performance on a large (4.5”), vivid and crystal clear Super AMOLED Plus screen to view videos, photos and webpages with better clarity. The device is fitted with Android Jelly Bean OS making it extra-responsive with fast and smooth transitions in addition to its comfortably contoured, slim design.
The Samsung Galaxy Express features AllShare Play enabling device-to-device remote sharing and playing of content across Samsung Smart TV and Smart mobile devices. And, thanks to S Beam, movies or music can be transferred just by touching another device.
In addition, Mobile High Definition Link (MHL), a simple mirroring interface, means the Samsung Galaxy Express can link directly to any HD display for convenient and comfortable viewing, and Near Field Communication (NFC) allows auto-transfer of text or data wirelessly to other NFC enables devices, enabling instant wireless sharing.
The Galaxy Express will be available to purchase in the UK in H1.
For more information on the Galaxy Express, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.
Samsung Galaxy Express Product Specifications
1.2 GHz dual-core processor
4.5” WVGA Super AMOLED Plus
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Main(Rear): 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
Sub(Front): 1.3-megapixel Camera
Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8,
Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM
Full HD(1080p) Playback & HD(720p) Recording
Codec: MP3, Vorbis(OGG), WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI,
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack
Content Features & Services
Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air
- Game Hub* / Video Hub*
- Music Hub* / Readers Hub* (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
Samsung AllShare Play
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads
Bluetooth® v 4.0
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hot spot
Accelerometer, Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro
8GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 32GB)
132.2 x 69.1 x 9.3 mm, 139.1 g
Standard battery, Li-ion 2,000mAh