Samsung to add Galaxy Ace Plus handset to Android range


Follow up to last year’s Ace handset to become the latest addition to Samsung’s Galaxy portfolio

Samsung will release its Android-based Galaxy Ace handset in the UK later this year. It’s the follow up to the Galaxy Ace, which launched in March 2010.

The latest addition to Samsung Galaxy handset range will be powered by a 1GHz processor and run off the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.

It will feature Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, as well as a five megapixel autofocus camera. The Galaxy Ace Plus will come with 2GB of shared storage capacity for multimedia content and up to 1GB of direct storage for applications. This 3GB total can be expanded to 32GB with a memory card.

There will be a new music playback functionality featuring a play progress bar, as well as the ability to view music tracks in folders. Unwanted callers can be added to a black list log.

The handset will also also come with Samsung’s Social Hub, Music Hub and ChatON services as well as ThinkFree, an optional tool to enable viewing and editing of Office documents, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDFs.

Samsung UK and Ireland telecommunications and networks division managing director Simon Stanford said: “Following the huge success of our Android devices last year including the Galaxy Ace and Galaxy S II, we’re aiming for the Galaxy Ace Plus to continue to enhance the strong Galaxy smartphone range we have built to date.

“Whilst we saw huge growth in smartphone ownership in 2011, this is set to increase even further this year with the smartphone experience made accessible to a wider audience through the availability of everything from prepay to premium devices.”