The popular little Samsung Galaxy Ace, which is STILL being sold to people often under slightly cloudy circumstances today, is about to receive another update, with the Galaxy Ace 3 set to launch in the UK from tomorrow.
The Galaxy Ace 3 runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, which powers a 4-inch 480 x 800 display and will arrive running Android 4.2. It’s also 4G ready, so those of you with expensive new contracts will be able to use it on LTE networks should you be lucky enough to live in an enabled area.
Cheap, small, 4G, Samsung logo on it, dual cameras. Ought to do very well for itself. Here’s the thing, with full tech specs below:
UK LAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCED FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE 3
Latest addition to the Galaxy portfolio to hit shops on 5th October
London, UK – October 4th, 2013 – Following the launch announcement earlier this year, Samsung has today revealed that the 4G enabled Galaxy Ace 3, an updated version of the popular Galaxy Ace 2, will be available to buy in the UK from 5th October.
The Galaxy Ace 3 is powered by Android™ Jellybean 4.2 and thanks to its superfast 4G connectivity, it is quicker and easier to load and browse the web, and stream and download content whilst you’re out and about. The Galaxy Ace 3 also has numerous smart features such as S Translator, S Travel, S Voice, Easy Mode and Smart Stay, which uses advanced facial recognition to detect when the phone is in use, saving battery life by dimming the screen. In addition, the new handset has a 5-megapixel camera and boasts a 4.0 inch display so you can enjoy an amazing experience when viewing content, making it a great device for playing games and viewing videos and photos.
Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: “Our latest addition to the Galaxy portfolio, the Galaxy Ace 3 is packed with loads of features designed to provide a smoother and more intuitive user experience. Following the success of the Galaxy Ace 2, we are confident that our customers will enjoy this new device when it hits the shelves this month.”
The Galaxy Ace 3 will be available in the UK from EE stores, followed by selected retailers including Carphone Warehouse and Tesco.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 (LTE Version) Product Specifications
LTE: 100/50Mbps 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
3G: HSPA+ 42/5.76Mbps 850/900/2100 MHz
1.2GHz Dual Core processor
4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) TFT LCD
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Main(Rear): 5-megapixel camera with LED Flash
Sub (Front): VGA camera
Sound & Shot, Buddy Photo Share, Best Photo
Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, WMV7/8, VP8, Sorenson Spark
Playback & Recording: 1080p Full HD decoding & 720p HD recording @30fps
Codec: MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB/WB
3.5mm Ear Jack
Music Player with Sound Alive
Services & Additional Features
- Readers Hub /Game Hub /Music Hub
Samsung Kies Air (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
S Translator, S Travel, Smart Stay, S Voice, Easy Mode, Motion UI
Google Mobile Services
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Places, Google Navigation (Turn-by-turn Navigation)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
BT 4.0, USB 2.0
Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
8GB Internal memory (*User memory approximately 5GB) + microSD slot (up to 64GB), 1GB RAM
User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files.
*User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
A-GPS / GLONASS
121.2 x 62.7 x 10 mm, 119.5 g
Standard battery, Li-ion 1,800mAh