Thursday , October 19 2017

Samsung announces new Galaxy line of phone with the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Young 2, and Galaxy Star 2

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Samsung has continued to expand its line of Galaxy series of devices in what the company is stating will provide ‘exceptional smartphone experience at an affordable price.’

The four new Galaxy devices are equipped with its new, somewhat simplified ‘TouchWiz Essence’ interface. Samsung also announced that each device will launch with Android’s latest operating software, Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat).

Galaxy Core II

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This is Samsung’s follow-up to their original Galaxy Core smartphone which the South Korean company says is designed for users who want the optimal mix of style, portability, and power. It sports a refined leather-like back cover design which seems to be a common feature with the company and its Galaxy line of devices recently. It also comes in either black or white colour options, with Dual-SIM capabilities also available.

The full list of specs include:

  • 4.5″ TFT display (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Quad-core 1.2 GHz
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 4GB ROM, expandable to 64GB via microSD card
  • 5MP rear facing camera, VGA front facing
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • Connectivity (HSDPA up to 21 Mbps):
    • 3G: 900 / 2100
    • 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • 2000 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Dimensions: 130.3 x 68 x 9.8 mm

Galaxy Ace 4

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The Galaxy Ace 4 is obviously the next iteration of the Ace line up of Galaxy phones which are seemingly quite popular in Australia. The Galaxy Ace 4 has almost similar specs to the Galaxy Core II, but with some subtle differences. The device comes in both 3G/HSDPA and 4G/LTE in black only.

The full list of specs include:

  • 4″ TFT display (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Dual-core 1.0 GHz/Dual-core 1.2 GHz (LTE version)
  • 768 MB RAM (3G version)/1 GB RAM (4G/LTE version)
  • 4GB ROM, expandable to 64GB via microSD card
  • 5MP rear facing camera, VGA front facing
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • Connectivity (HSDPA up to 21 Mbps):
    • 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    • 3G: 900 / 2100
    • 4G: 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery(3G Version)/1800 mAh Li-Ion battery (4G/LTE version)
  • Dimensions: 121.4 x 62.9 x 10.8 mm

Galaxy Young 2

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The Galaxy Young has been a popular device with a couple of telco’s here in Australia, gracing Vodafone at one stage and is currently available on Telstra Pre-paid. Again the device has some similar specs with some slight differences given the market this device is aimed for.

With that said, Samsung say that the Galaxy Young 2 is aimed for the user who is who focus on essential features and usability.

The full list of specs include:

  • 3.5″ TFT display (320 x 480 pixels)
  • Dual-core 1.0 GHz
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4GB ROM, expandable to 32GB via microSD card
  • 3.15MP rear facing camera only
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v4.0
    • Connectivity (HSDPA up to 21 Mbps):
    • 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    • 3G: 900 / 2100
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • 1300 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Dimensions: 109.8 x 59.9 x 11.8 mm

Galaxy Star 2
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Samsung advise that the Galaxy Star 2 is aimed for the user who wants or needs a stylish and portable design that is small enough to use with one hand and easily fit in a pocket or small bag.

The full list of specs include:

  • 3.5″ TFT display (320 x 480 pixels)
  • 1.0 GHz CPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4GB ROM, expandable to 32GB via microSD card
  • 2MP rear facing camera only
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v4.0
    • Connectivity:
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Dual-SIM capabilities
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • 1300 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Dimensions: 109.8 x 59.9 x 11.8 mm

Samsung haven’t stated if or when the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Ace 4, and Galaxy Young 2 will be available or if the devices will come down to Australia, but we will be waiting to see what the company will announce.

 
Source: Samsung Tomorrow.

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3 Comments on "Samsung announces new Galaxy line of phone with the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Young 2, and Galaxy Star 2"

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Chris Watson
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Chris Watson

Slight updates of very ordinary phones. I wouldn’t recommend any of these to a friend, but Samsung will still sell millions of them no doubt.

mrjayviper
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mrjayviper

seems like a good idea to dilute the brand with POS devices

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Having a pile of sub-par el-cheapos has worked so far, why wouldn’t they want to continue with what works?

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