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Samsung unveils Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

The Samsung Galaxy family continues to breed prolifically, with the Korean tech titan recently confirming a further two additions to its popular handset range.

Aimed at the youth market, the Samsung Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame are loosely styled on the manufacturer's now-iconic Galaxy S3 device, featuring similar rounded corners but a more compact form factor and noticeably inferior specifications.

The Galaxy Fame (top image, left) will be the larger of the pair, sporting a 3.5in HVGA display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. It will also feature a 5-megapixel rear camera and VGA-standard secondary shooter, plus 4GB of on-board storage (expandable via a microSD card slot) and 512MB of RAM.

Partner in crime the Galaxy Young (top image, right) offers a 3.27in HVGA screen, also with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. Its primary camera is a mere 3-megapixel job, and it lacks a front-facing snapper entirely. It does, however, offer 768MB of RAM in addition to 4GB of hard storage, again augmented by a microSD card slot.

"Completing the smartphone experience, the Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame come preloaded with Samsung Game Hub Lite, which allows easy access to fully optimised, best in class games for these devices. Samsung's device management software, S Cloud, provides safe and simple syncing, back-up and storage options for information such as contacts, bookmarks, and SMS," Samsung said in a statement.

Both devices are lined up to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and are expected to pack a basic processor clocked at 1GHz. They will also each be available in dual-SIM models (market dependent) - a useful feature for lusty youngsters needing to keep their budding collection of skin flicks hidden from teachers and parents.

Pricing and availability for the new smartphone duo has yet to be confirmed, but it's thought that the Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame will debut after MWC - set to take place at the end of February in Barcelona.