Samsung announces updated Galaxy Ace Plus mobile phone, with better processor and screen

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Ace entry level Android handset - the Galaxy Ace Plus, with a larger screen and faster processor than the original device.

The initial Samsung Galaxy Ace phone was launched at the end of January 2011, along with the Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio and the Samsung Galaxy mini mobiles.

Samsung's enhanced Galaxy Ace Plus arrives with a 3.65-inch 320x480 HVGA TFT touch screen, whilst powered by a single core 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM . On-board there is 3GB of internal storage and support for 32GB microSD card, a 5megapixel camera and the mobile runs from the Android ‘Gingerbread' 2.3, with the company's TouchWiz UI.

As a comparison, the first Ace handset shipped with a 3.5-inch 320x480 HVGA capacitive touch screen, with a 800MHz processor, a 5 megapixel camera and a 2GB microSD card, whilst running from Android ‘Froyo' 2.2 with their TouchWiz UI.

Both handsets, old and new, are aimed at trendy and sociable young professionals, according to Samsung.

No prices have been announced as yet for the Galaxy Ace Plus, only that the phone is being rolled out to Europe, CIS, Latin America, Southeast and Southwest Asia, the Middle East, Africa and China soon - whilst arriving in Russia, this month.