Samsung grows Galaxy range with Ace and Mini follow-ups


Additions expand the manufacturer’s Galaxy portfolio, following on from the release of their predecessors last year

Samsung will introduce two more additions to its Galaxy range of handsets in April – the Ace 2 and Mini 2.

Both phones will run off the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and be powered by 800GHz dual-core processors.

The Galaxy Ace 2 will have a 3.8 inch touchscreen, five megapixel camera, front-facing VGA camera, NFC capabilities, 4GB of internal storage and up to 32GB of external memory with a microSD card.

Also included is Samsung’s communication service ChatON, enabling owners to catch up with others through personalised multimedia messages, group chat, Facebook, Twitter or using instant messaging services such as MSN, Yahoo and Google Talk.

Samsung’s ‘Hubs’ services will give them access to music, games, email and instant messages.

The Galaxy Mini 2 has a 3.27 inch touchscreen, three megapixel camera, 4GB of internal memory and up to 32GB of external memory with a microSD card. It will also include Samsung’s Hubs and ChatON services.

Samsung telecommunications and networks division managing director Simon Stanford said: “The Galaxy Ace and Galaxy Mini have both been hugely successful handsets for us since they launched last year so we’re excited to be bringing our customers refreshed versions of both devices.”