Samsung has unveiled two new entry level smartphones, the Galaxy Ace 2 and the Galaxy Mini 2, which will be available in the UK from April and will replace the Galaxy Ace and the Galaxy Mini which were released at MWC 2011.
According to Simon Stanford from Samsung, both phones build on the existing handsets, adding "improved processing speeds" as well as Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the mix.
The Galaxy Ace 2 is the more powerful of the two and reminds us of a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S2. Like the latter, it comes with a dual core processor, albeit one clocked at 800MHz, the first time we've seen a smartphone with such a model
There's also a 3.8-inch WVGA PLS TFT capacitive display, a five megapixel rear camera with a VGA front facing one, Bluetooth 3.0, 768MB RAM, 4GB onboard storage with a microSD card slot, a 1500mAh battery, Samsung TouchWiz and L!ve Panel user interface, Samsung KIES, Hub, Apps and ChatON mobile communication service.
It is also worth noting that the smartphone comes with optional NFC as well as GPS/Glonass navigation service. All in all, the new Ace is a vast improvement on the previous S5830, and one worth considering should you want an affordable dual core smartphone.