Update: Samsung's gotten in touch to tell us that the Galaxy Express will launch in the UK during the first half of the year.
It's the time of year when Samsung traditionally announces new mid-range products, and today it's the turn of the Galaxy Express to emerge into the international spotlight, following its AT&T debut last year. With a Galaxy S3-like design, 4G LTE connectivity and a 4.5-inch (WVGA resolution) SuperAMOLED Plus display, this device brings a small but significant increase in hardware muscle over the much-hyped Galaxy S3 mini.
Other notable specs include an unnamed 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and TouchWiz'd Android 4.1 Jelly Bean under the hood. Camera-wise, there's a 5MP shooter on the back, as well as a 1.3MP front-facer. And 8GB of built-in storage is included, expandable via microSD. That's all powered by a 2000mAh battery, a fair size for a device of this kind.
There's no solid info on release plans for the Galaxy Express, but given Samsung's lack of a budget 4G offering for the European market, we're hoping we'll see it in Europe first. For more on the Galaxy Express, check out our hands-on coverage of the AT&T version. We've also got video embedded after the break.
Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.
A 4.5in S3ish smartphone, how nice!
I prefer to stick as close to 4.3-.4.5 as possible.
Even if it means not having top of the line specs,
so long as it can handle Key Lime Pie, I'm happy.
Not interested in these monster smartphone!
If I need to keep a phone for 2 years on contract, I want the best they offer.
It's kind of cool that this is considered a midrange phone now! Can't wait to see what will be around this time next year.
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