From left, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Mini
From left, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Mini

Samsung today unveiled four new phones to its international Galaxy line. None of the phones is currently slated for a U.S. release, but they will be showed at Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona. The phones are:

  • Galaxy Ace:  The Ace sports a 3.5-inch HVGA screen (320x480) running Android 2.2 with an 800MHz processor and 5MP camera with flash. It's available in Russia now, and later in Europe, India and China.
  • Galaxy Fit: The fit has a 3.31-inch QVGA (240x320) screen with Android 2.2, a 5MP camera, 600MHz processor. It's available in February in Russia, with India, Europe and South America coming later.
  • Galaxy Gio: The Gio rocks a 3.2-inch HVGA (320x480) screen with Android 2.2, a 3MP camera and an 800MHz processor. Coming to Russia, Europe, India and China.
  • Galaxy Mini: The Mini has a svelte 3.14-inch QVGA (320x240) touchscreen with a 600MHz processor, 3MP camera and Android 2.2. Available in Russia, coming to Europe, China and India.

So what you have are some mid-level phones here, and that's actually a market Samsung's largely ignored over the past year with the rollout of the Galaxy S line. We'll get our hands on these guys in a few weeks at MWC, so stay tuned. [Korea IT Times]

 

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Samsung announces four new phones - Galaxy Ace, Fit, Gio, Mini

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I see these all have FroYo android 2.2!
You CROOKS!! How about the Galaxy S line that is here...you know
in the United States? Wheres the answer on this...oh I forgot, I already bought your (censored) phone why should you care. Well I don't care how much you pimp up your new phones cause this will be the absolutly last Samsung phone I or anyone I can reach will buy!
Thanks Samsung..if I wanted service like this I would have just stayed with RIM.

Yawn. They're all low- and mid-range phones. All under 1 GHz, all screens less than 800x480. I've seen year-old Android phones with better specs. This might help the Android platform capture more of the low-end market, but, frankly, these phones are all pretty boring.

The fit and the mini are cool little phones (aesthetically). If Sprint picked either of them up I'd give the community some developer love for them :)

Small screen Samsung smartphones released overseas? Interesting. Well, not to me because I don't live over there, but it must be interesting to someone who does.

Most of 'em almost uses the same spec with Galaxy i5500 a.k.a Galaxy 5 (Five) wich happens to have the 320x240 Screen and 600Mhz Processor (Hummingbird) what differs the is only the camera where Galaxy 5(Five) has at least 2.5-3.0MP (I'm not quite sure) camera while the new lil' guys has over 3MP

Sorry we can't be giving you 2.2 right now for your Galaxy S device, we've been busy building these umm below average phones for people outside of the US. Now just because we haven't be able to deliver on 2.2 for all the Galaxy S line, doesn't mean you should buy a phone from a different manufacturer the next time you are available for upgrade... I mean 2.2 was only released in May of 2010, so not that long ago... So stick with us...and we'll keep sticking it to you...

-Samsung

These devices make sence in countries where people buy full retail prie because they will be fairly cheap.

Judging by past history and current, Samsung has a bad rep for updating phones. We talked about it when the Galaxy Series came out and said oh they will keep them updated. Ha. History repeats itself. I will keep clear of Samsung devices going forward. It's a shame, they are nice devices.

I'm sorry. I rarely say this, but the Mini looks ugly. Did Samsung go back to 2008-2009 styled Android phones? It looks like an old myTouch.

Now I know Samsung has lost the plot.
The "Galaxy" brand was supposed to be their premier line. These are not premier phones. Nothing wrong with adding some mid-range to their lineup, but this is just a company attempting to profit off the name of their high end by watering it down...

So now even the low end samsung phones get froyo. great job samsuck, you continue to create new products but have the attention span of a 5 year old once its released.

I see these all have FroYo android 2.2!
You CROOKS!! How about the Galaxy S line that is here...you know
in the United States? Wheres the answer on this...oh I forgot, I already bought your (censored) phone why should you care. Well I don't care how much you pimp up your new phones cause this will be the absolutly last Samsung phone I or anyone I can reach will buy!
Thanks Samsung..if I wanted service like this I would have just stayed with RIM.

Hmm, Samsung ran out of creative names, again! The already had an "Ace" phone on Sprint. They are going to pull another "Jack" by using the same name for two different phones.