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Today sees the unveiling of a new entry-level Android handset from Samsung, the 3.65-inch Galaxy Ace Plus. The Ace Plus is the successor to last year’s Galaxy Ace, which was Sammy’s main mid-range phone for Europe in 2011. It’s billed as a phone for “trendy and sociable young professionals” (so that’s us out), and brings Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the latest TouchWiz 4.0 onto a 3.65-inch HVGA display. Design-wise, you’ve got a chassis that closely resembles the original Galaxy S, and the more recent Galaxy S Plus.

The phone’s powered by a 1GHz CPU and comes equipped with a 5MP rear-facing camera (no front-facer), along with 512MB RAM and 3GB internal storage (including 1GB for apps, and expandable using a microSD card) — so nothing to set the world alight, but a respectable mainstream device nonetheless. Of course, you can also expect all the usual Gingerbread and TouchWiz software niceties.

Samsung expects to release the Galaxy Ace Plus in Russia this month, followed by a gradual roll-out in Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa later in the year.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus Specifications

  • Network: HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/2100, EDGE/GPRS  850/900/1800/1900
  • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
  • Display: 3.65” HVGA(320×480) TFT
  • OS: Android 2.3(Gingerbread)
  • Camera: 5 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
  • Video: MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Recording/ Playback: [email protected]
  • Audio Codecs: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
  • Music Player with SoundAlive
  • 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • Value-added Features:
    • Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel UX, Samsung Apps
    • Samsung Kies 2.0/ Samsung Kies air
    • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
    • Social Hub: Integrated Messaging(Email, SNS), Contacts/ Calendar Sync, Basic: POP3/IMAP Email
    • Music Hub (Downloadable)
    • Google™ Mobile Services: Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™, Syncing with Google Calendar™
    • ThinkFree
    • A-GPS
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® technology v 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity
  • Memory: 3GB User memory + 512MB(RAM),microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Size: 114.7 x 62.5 x 11.2 mm, 115 g
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 1,300 mAh

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