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Samsung announces the Galaxy Ace Plus: 3.65-inch display, 1GHz processor… no word on a release date


In Canada the Samsung GALAXY Ace is sold by Koodo Mobile and TELUS. Now, straight from Samsung, new images have surfaced online of the upcoming GALAXY Ace Plus. There’s no word yet if this will be coming to any of our Canadian carriers, but this entry level device that has a bigger display than the original Galaxy Ace at 3.65-inch, but with the same 320×480 resolution. In addition, the Ace Plus will come with better 1GHz processor, up from 800 MHz. The overall design looks like the first generation Galaxy S smartphones, which now look a bit dated when you see the Galaxy SII or Galaxy Nexus. Other notable specs have this running Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread (no word if this will be bumped up to Ice Cream Sandwich), 5MP camera, Samsung’s ChatON IM service, 1300mAh battery and Wi-Fi.

Source: PhoneArena
Via: Samsung & Engadget

  • DrCarmody

    Wow, knowing that this will go for around $200 when those specs cost $600 just last year is mind blowing!

    Also, I don’t know if I’m the only one thinking this, but does it not look a little like an all-plastic 3Gs?

    • Mark

      @Guest
      As much as we love to wonder what the heck RIM is trying to do, that video is pretty stupid. They went at 5:30 to the parking lot of just a few of RIM’s buildings during the holidays and expected it to be packed?

    • Dimitri K.

      When the company is on the verge of death – you’d think they’d be trying a little harder, thats my opinion.

    • SAM

      THIS PRODUCT IS PERFECT FOR THE IPHONE USERS WHO WANTS TO SWITCH TO SAMSUNG!!!

    • badace

      The current Ace is a great phone for the price, except for two things:
      -Not enough RAM (less than 200Mb usable) and
      -1300mAh battery with a 3.5″

      Looks like the RAM issue was solved, but if they don’t upgrade the battery to 1500mAh the phone will fail. What’s the point of getting better specs with less battery life?

      Put a bigger battery and this phone could beat an iphone 3s (except for the secondary camera)
      2012 will see the stalling of screen sizes at 4.5″ while reducing the overall size (maybe with the total size of an 4.2″ from 2011?) and the battery life of a 4″phone.

  • markonparade

    I’m excited for it. Thinking of getting this for my mom. Was going with the Ace, but I’d rather wait for this. And yeah, the back is rounded enough to make it look like a 3G!

  • InfinitiGuy

    Maybe Apple will try to sue them again :-)

  • steve

    but why would they sue them again when apple knows more than half their iphone components come from samsung. LOL its like HEY THATS OUR….. ummmm well…. i guess it is your stuff to begin with…. lol

  • ToniCipriani

    This actually looks more like the Gio with a glossy back than the Ace.

    1GHz processor… I wonder if it’s just another overclocked MSM7225 or the MSM8255.

  • CJ

    I am one of about 10 employees who recently got the Samsung Galaxy Ace on Telus and it’s a decent handset good with features. It’s my first Android phone.

    My only issue is the phone’s on-board memory; it’s too little. It would be nice to be able to force the installation of apps on the micro-SD card instead. For that reason, I am still holding onto my trusted iPod Touch for the many apps I have on it.

    C.J
    Toronto

  • Matt

    Have to agree with CJ. I use entry level phones mostly because of their small size, but the lack of internal memory is a real bummer. Its not like I need 16, but gig or two would be nice.

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