This one got slipped under the doormat by our friends at Samsung. A new version of their Ace will be hitting the streets on Friday and you’ll be able to get it from Samsung direct or EE and O2.
Let’s cut to the chase shall we? It’s going to be pretty cheap. Early signs are that it’ll be available SIM-free for around £175 but you might well get it for even less. It’ll do 4G, it’s got a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and a 4.3″ WVGA AMOLED screen (480×800 pixels @ 233 ppi), a 5 megapixel rear camera with flash plus a front-facing VGA one, FM radio, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory plus a microSD slot for another 64GB. You also get Android 4.4 (KitKat) powering the device along with Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi b/g/n, GPS and a 1900 mAh battery.
If you fancy one, head to the Samsung site for more info or get one from EE on Friday. O2 will have it available shortly after. Not bad as a stocking filler this Christmas I guess.
Full press release below..
SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE 4 AVAILABLE TO BUY IN THE UK FROM 17th OCTOBER
Compact smartphone offers world-class technology in a sleek and stylish design
London UK – 9th October, 2014 – Samsung Electronics today announced that the Galaxy Ace 4 will be available to buy from Samsung Experience Stores across the country, including the Samsung Store at Westfield Stratford City, as well as selected online and high street retailers including EE from Friday 17th October, with O2 to follow.
With its premium design and compact size, the Galaxy Ace 4 offers world-class technology in a sleek and stylish exterior. Equipped with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, the Ace 4 delivers a wide array of vivid and rich colours to provide a stunning HD viewing experience. The device is also kitted out with LTE CAT 4, so you can enjoy superfast 4G speeds, ideal for lightning-fast browsing as well as downloading all your favourite games, movies and music on the move.
The Galaxy Ace 4 is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with enhanced computing power, offering superior performance and seamless multitasking. Featuring the Android KitKat 4.4 operating system, you can enjoy the latest Android OS with new features such as wireless printing, quick office and smart storage access. The device comes equipped with a 5MP camera with Auto-focus, perfect for taking photos to upload onto your social media profiles. Samsung KNOX 2.0 is also built in to help protect your files and keep personal and work-related content separate.
“Combining world-class viewing technology with super-fast 4G speeds, the Galaxy Ace 4 provides the ultimate entertainment experience whether you’re browsing the web or watching an HD movie,” said Ines van Gennip, Marketing Director, IT & Mobile Division, Samsung UK & Ireland. “Providing an exceptional smartphone experience in a sleek and compact design, we’re excited to introduce this model to our Galaxy line in the UK.”
Full details and product images are available at: www.samsungmobilepress.com
Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Product Specifications
|Display||4.3’’ WVGA sAMOLED|
|OS||Android 4.4 (KitKat)|
|Camera||5MP + VGA with Flash|
Recording / Playback: 720p@30fps / 1080p@30fps
|Audio||MP3,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,AAC,AAC+,eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC|
|Services & Additional Features||ChatON, FM Radio, Kies, Samsung Apps,|
|Google Mobile Services||Google+, Google Talk, Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navi.)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® 4.0, WiFi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Memory*||1GB RAM + 8GB Internal Memory|
microSD (up to 64GB)
|Dimension||121.4 x 62.9 x 11.0 mm, 130.3g|
|Colours||Iris Charcoal, Classic White|
* The availability of each service may differ by country.