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Samsung Galaxy Express is just a bigger Galaxy S3 Mini

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Express which is going to be its cheapest 4G LTE enabled smartphone when it reaches the UK before July 2013 (first half of the year we’ve been told).

A closer look at its design and its specification table leaves us with little doubt, this is the big brother of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, a miniature version of the Galaxy S3 but with guts from the S2.

Like the S3 Mini (whose review you can read here), the Galaxy Express runs on a dual-core system-on-chip (one clocked at 1.2GHz rather than 1GHz). It also packs 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSd card slot, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a WVGA Super AMOLED display (slightly bigger at 4.5in).

Other features include a front-facing 1.3-megapixel one, a 2,000mAh battery, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, S Beam, ChatOn, All Share Play, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0.

Overall, the Galaxy Express is only slightly bigger and heavier than the S3 Mini and is likely to quietly take over the Galaxy S2.

Still with the Galaxy S Advance, the Galaxy S II Plus (which has roughly the same hardware configuration as the Galaxy Express), the Galaxy S II Duo, the Galaxy Grand and the Galaxy Premier, Samsung seems to be hell bent on confusing its prospective customers.

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