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Three is the first UK network to announce that it'll be carrying the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 and Mini 2, which were announced just a few hours ago. These are two entry level devices from Samsung, with screens ranging from 3.2 to 3.8 inches, and respectable (if not mind-blowing) internals.

We first saw the Galaxy Mini 2 a couple of weeks back, in a leaked promotional image, and it looks like Samsung's built on the hardware of the original Galaxy Mini, with some much needed upgrades. The CPU's been bumped up to 800MHz, while display resolution has been upgraded to HVGA (320x480). Internal storage has been expanded too, giving it enough internal flash to be "upgradable to the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich", according to Three product manager Brendan Ardnt.

The 3.8-inch Galaxy Ace 2 offers a little more horsepower, with a dual-core 800MHz chip, 768MB of RAM, a WVGA screen and 5MP camera. Like the Mini 2, the Ace 2 runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, backed up by TouchWiz 4.0.

We'll be watching with interest to see where both devices land in terms of pricing, as both could be tempting for first-time smartphone buyers if priced competitively.

Source: Three UK Blog

 
There are 4 comments

How many $50 phones do they need?

ArKayDe says:

Galaxy Ace = one of the most returned items at Amazon (Warehouse Deals).

15israellai says:

It's quite sad that Mini 2 can get ICS but not the SGS, a flagship...
And it's kinda odd and unusual to see a dual core chip with a clock speed measured in MHz (i.e. clocked under 1GHz).

nickmv says:

"Upgradeable to ICS" doesnt mean it's getting ICS. Samsung just wants everyone to know it supports the POSSIBILITY of maybe one day seeing it.

And they won't update it. It's Samsung, after all. They dont support their devices.