Samsung adds two new devices to its Galaxy smartphone line, the Galaxy Ace 2 and the Galaxy Mini 2 that are the follow-up to the Ace and Mini, respectively. Both phones run Android 2.3 OS and comes pre-loaded with Social Hub and Music Hub and Samsung’s ChatON instant messaging application. They include optional NFC support.
Powered by a dual-core 800MHz processor, the Galaxy Ace 2 comes with 768MB of RAM; while the Galaxy Mini 2 sports a 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Each of them comes with 4GB internal memory and support microSD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB. The former features a 3.8-inch 480×800 touchscreen display, a 5 Megapixel auto focus main camera with flash, VGA front-facing camera, and the latter gets a 3.27-inch 320×480 touchscreen, a 3 Megapixel camera. Both Galaxy phones support Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi and GPS connectivity, and the Ace 2 adds support for WiFi Direct and Glonass. Other features include accelerometer, digital compass and proximity sensor.
Samsung’s new Ace 2 and Mini 2 support quad-band GSM/EDGE and dual-band 900/2100 HSDPA networks, and the Ace 2 supports up to 14.4Mbps HSDPA. The Ace 2 will hit the UK in April and the Mini 2 will be released in France in March, then Samsung will release them globally.