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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.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.