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Samsung announces UK launch date for Galaxy Young smartphone

Samsung has announced that the latest addition to its Galaxy smartphone range will arrive in the UK this weekend.

The Galaxy Young, as the name implies, is aimed at a younger audience, with style as much a feature as the hardware or software. It retains a similar design motif to its larger Galaxy cousins, with lower specs and an emphasis on the social side of things.

The device runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and touts a 3.27-inch display, 1GHz processor, 768MB RAM, and 4GB of onboard storage, with microSD expansion available up to 64GB. The camera can take pictures at a forgivable 3-megapixels, while the 1,300mAh battery should suit most teens' needs.

The phone also comes with the usual slew of Samsung apps, including Kies, TouchWiz, Hub, ChatOn, and S Cloud, in addition to Dropbox and standard Google apps.

“As with all smartphones in our Galaxy range, the Galaxy Young is stylishly designed and packed full of really standout features that make it a great phone to experience and own,” said Simon Stanford, VP of IM at Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland.

The Galaxy Young will be available in the UK directly from mobile providers as well as online from Carphone Warehouse and O2.