When the Samsung Galaxy Ace came out last year, we thought it was the best Android phone you can have in its price range. Eventually, other phone came in that are cheaper and has better specs than the Ace. Now Samsung announced the upgrade of the iPhone-looking Ace, the Galaxy Ace Plus.
The Galaxy Ace Plus has a slightly larger screen than its predecessor. From 3.5-inch, it’s now 3.65-inch, closer to the Galaxy W’s 3.7-inch display. However, Samsung decided to use the same HVGA 320 x 480 resolution so if display is very important to you, go with the Galaxy W’s 480 x 800 resolution.
They also bumped the processor from 800MHz to 1GHz. Total internal storage is now 3GB where 2GB of shared storage capacity is for multimedia content and up to 1GB of direct storage for applications. Quite impressive for an entry-to-mid-range level Android phone. It also seems to have a slimmer shell than the original and the textured back panel has been replaced with a smoother finish.
Other features are the same: 5-megapixel camera, Android Gingerbread OS, and HSDPA 7.2 Mbps. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus will come out soon, within this month. We don’t have a price yet but I’m guessing it’s going to be on the 14k range, the same price when the first Galaxy Ace arrived.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, the price is starting to look like it might fall around the P16k to 17k range which overlaps the Galaxy W’s price point.[Samsung]
|Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 Specs:|
|Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|3.65 inches touchscreen display (320 x 480 pixels, 16M colors)|
|TouchWiz v3.0 UI|
|3 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included|
|HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP|
|5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|GPS with A-GPS support|
|Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh|
|114.5 x 62.5 x 11.2 mm|