Samsung Galaxy Ace 3
Samsung announced the Galaxy Ace 3 overnight, the latest in their line of lower end Android phones and it appears that while the hardware is not generally exciting, Samsung has definitely not left the Galaxy Ace 3 behind in terms of features.

Hardware wise, the Galaxy Ace 3 has received upgrades to screen size as well as CPU and RAM bumps and will certainly handle the day to day functions of the low to mid-range smartphone user. Samsung has advised that there will be two different versions depending on the market a 3G and an LTE Version.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 3G Version LTE Version
CPU 1GHz Dual-Core CPU 1.2GHz Dual-Core CPU
Storage 4GB (*User memory approximately 1.77GB) with microSD Card Slot(up to 64GB) 8GB (*User memory approximately 5GB) with microSD Card Slot(up to 64GB)
Camera 5MP Rear camera with LED Flash and VGA Front facing camera
Radios 3G: HSDPA 14.4Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 900/2100 MHz
2G: EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE: 150/50Mbps (800/900/1800/2600MHz)
3G: HSPA+ 42/5.76Mbps (850/900/2100MHz)
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, USB 2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
OS Android 4.2
Battery 1,500mAh 1,800mAh
Dimensions 121.2×62.7×9.8 mm @ 115 grams 121.2×62.7×10.0mm @119.5 grams

The updated Galaxy Ace 3 has been loaded up with a number of software features that were introduced on the latest version of the Samsung Android UI. Specifically Samsung will be including a number of camera specific functions such as Sound & Shot, Best Photo, and Buddy Photo Share. Other functions such as S Translator, S Travel, Smart Stay, S Voice as well as Easy Mode have also been included.

Information on which variant we could possibly see here as well as availability and pricing and has not been released at this time but we’ll be keeping an eye out for it.

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If it hits the 800×480 resolution or better then that’s a great little package. ~4GB available storage on the 3G would be nice though.