Samsung Unveils Galaxy Ace Handset

Samsunh has presented the new Galaxy Ace, one that brings in a cheaper package, the familiar form factor of the Samsung Galaxy S, which has sold more than 10 million units until now.

The Ace is to the Galaxy S what the HTC Widlfire is to the HTC Desire, a cut-down version aimed at satisfying those who couldn't afford the Galaxy S. The ace comes with Froyo (covered with a layer of proprietary TouchWiz UI), a 800Mhz ARM-based processor (Samsung Hummingbird) and a 3.5-inch screen with a 320x480 pixels resolution, that's 40 per cent the pixel count on the Galaxy S.

It has a 5.0-megapixel camera with AF and a LED flash, one which is notably absent from the Galaxy S. The phone is expected to come around in March 2011.

Samsung has yet to say how much the phone will cost but given that it has a slightly better spec than the Galaxy Apollo, it is likely that it will go on sale for around £180.