Samsung’s forthcoming lower mainstream candidate, the Galaxy Ace 3, has made a surprise appearance in the GLBenchmark server logs, prompting hopes that the device might soon be announced following the release of the Mega 6.3, the Mega 5.8, the Pocket Neo, the Galaxy Trend and the Galaxy S4.
The benchmark gave away the model number (GT-S7272) as well as a number of other details according to TheDroidGuy tech website. The system-on-chip (a dual-core Broadcom model clocked at 1GHz with a VideoCore IV GPU, a model similar to what is found in the Galaxy S2 Plus), a resolution of 800 x 480 pixel, Android 4.2.2 with Samsung’s Nature UX 2.0.
That does sound a lot like the Galaxy S3 mini indeed (which comes with a STEricsson U8500 Novathor SoC clocked at 1GHz). Other expected features include 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 4in display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, NFC, HD video recording and a dual-SIM variant.
So in effect, other than the change in OS, the Galaxy Ace 3 is likely to be a minor improvement on the Galaxy Ace 2 and a twin brother to the Galaxy S3 Mini which is currently on sale for around £220 SIM Free.