A new “Galaxy” range of handsets have just been announced by Samsung in Korea. The Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio and Galaxy Mini are all powered by Android and target the “broader consumer market”. As you’d expect they all have Android Market access and Wifi but there’s also Swype input, Samsung apps and a “Social Hub” so you can see what’s happening with your life on one screen.
Samsung managed to ship 10 million Galaxy S units in just 7 months so they’re keen to build on that success when these devices hit stores. We’ll be getting you exclusive shots of the handsets when they appear at Mobile World Congress next month but until then here’s the details from their press release.
The Samsung GALAXY Ace is designed for trendy and sociable young professionals. With its sophisticated design, the Samsung GALAXY Ace has been created to be simple yet elegant. The Samsung GALAXY Ace offers a premium experience with a 3.5-inch HVGA display on a compact and comfortable handset. However, the stylish smartphone does not compromise on capabilities, with a 800MHz processor, GoogleTM voice search and ThinkFree document viewer.
The Samsung GALAXY Ace is immediately available in Russia and will be available in other European countries, India and China.
The Samsung GALAXY Fit is for the user who wants a device that meets all the challenges of a professional career and a busy social life. On a 3.31-inch QVGA display, the Samsung GALAXY Fit keeps you not only on the job from anywhere with office viewer, but also on the run for fun from photos taken with 5MP camera to music.It is functional and fun with a user experience that is optimized for sharing and smooth web browsing on the go with a 600MHz processor. No complications and no conflicts, the Samsung GALAXY Fit can help you lead a double life with a professional design that doesn’t compromise on enhanced capabilities.
The Samsung GALAXY Fit will be available from February in Russia and gradually to other European countries, India and South America.
The Samsung GALAXY Gio, with its sleek design and enhanced social networking capabilities is perfect for stylish young professional who want to stay connected. Based on the Italian term for “jewel”, the name Gio reflects design perfection and the strength to last with a 3.2-inch HVGA display. The Samsung GALAXY Gio marries brains and beauty for users that want a smartphone that offers the best of both worlds.
The Samsung GALAXY Gio will come to Russia and gradually to other European countries, India and China.
An ideal first smartphone for trendy and sociable youngsters, the Samsung GALAXY mini is a breath of fresh air for those that want a smart device that is as fun as it functional. Emboldened with a flashy color stripe along the side, this mobile keeps you connected to everything that matters in your life. With a 3.14-inch QVGA display, the Samsung GALAXY mini embodies great productivity and performance in a compact design that is full of personality. The Perfect gift for smartphone-rookies, it also offers GoogleTM voice actions and Quick Office document viewer, all powered by a 600MHz processor. The Samsung GALAXY mini is a fun and funky way to embrace the smartphone generation.
The Samsung GALAXY mini is available in Russia and will gradually roll out in other European countries, India and China.