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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini revamped? Meet the Galaxy Ace 3

Another week, another Galaxy smartphone comes to the market. After the Galaxy S4 mini last week, Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Ace 3, a smartphone that joins the ever growing ranks of devices in the Galaxy family.

The Ace 3 is essentially a variant of the Galaxy S3 Mini as its hardware list shows, only its appearance seems to have been altered.

It runs on a dual-core SoC clocked at 1GHz (chances are that it is a Cortex-A9 model like the STEricsson U8500 Novathor that powered the S3 Mini, otherwise it could be the same Marvell one that equips the Galaxy Tab 3).

There's also 1GB of RAM, a 4in 800 x 480 pixel display, a 1,500mAh battery, 4Gb onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a rear 5-megapixel camera with a VGA front facing one, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and an optional second SIM slot.

As expected there's also a number of what Samsung calls "innovative tools" that has powered recent Galaxy devices; the S Translator, the S Travel, Smart Stay, S Voice and Chat On.

Check out our review of the Galaxy S3 Mini to get an approximate feel of how the Ace 3 will perform. Expect it to hit the market at around £150 SIM Free.