Earlier today, we got a hold of what we thought to be a clear photo of a new Samsung smartphone called the Galaxy Ace 3. Now we can finally confirm that the information in our earlier report was correct, and the smartphone in question was is the Galaxy Ace 3 indeed. Samsung has just made the official announcement on its web site and provided all the release details for the world to see.
The Galaxy Ace 3 is Samsung’s latest entrant into the entry-level/mid-range Android smartphone segment. It comes with modest features like a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, a 5MP camera with LED flash, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It also has Samsung-exclusive software features like S Translator, S Travel, S Voice, and Smart Stay.
There will be an optional dual-SIM-capable variant, as well as a version that supports 4G LTE in addition to 3G. Other features of the Galaxy Ace 3 include a front-facing VGA camera, 4GB internal memory, support for up to 64GB microSD cards, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, USB 2.0, and a 1,500mAh battery (a 1,800mAh battery will be present in the 4G LTE version).
According to the official press release, availability of either the 3G or 4G LTE model will vary based on the local market. But it’s likely only going to be a matter of time until both models are released locally, wherever you happen to be on the planet. To find out more about this new Samsung handset, continue reading to get the full press release below.
Enjoy the New Mobile Essentials with Samsung GALAXY Ace 3
SEOUL, Korea – June 10, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leader in mobile technology and digital solutions, today announced a new addition to the popular GALAXY family with the Samsung GALAXY Ace 3, a smartphone that synthesizes a multitude of smart features to produce an enriched user experience suitable for everyday life.
Building on the success of the previous GALAXY Ace series, the GALAXY Ace 3 brings users powerful performance with a dual core processor built to perform data-intensive tasks faster and more efficiently than its predecessor. Powered by Android™ Jellybean 4.2, users will enjoy the larger 4.0 inch display for a brilliant viewing experience while playing games, watching movies, and enjoying the device’s many smart features. The 5-megapixel camera is equipped with multiple features, including Sound & Shot, Best Photo, and Buddy Photo Share to fuel users’ creativity and to allow easy sharing amongst friends.
To provide a more intuitive user experience, the GALAXY Ace 3 comes equipped with several smart features, providing innovative tools that continue to make the GALAXY series successful in the market.
• ‘S Translator’: Gives instantaneous translations at any time
• ‘S Travel’: Provides guides and travel information for your next trip
• ‘Smart Stay’: Recognizes when a user is looking at the phone, and saves battery life when a user looks away by
dimming the screen and powering down using advanced facial recognition
• ‘S Voice’: Offers voice command functionality
• ‘Easy Mode’: Brings a simple and intuitive homescreen mode for streamlined access to your top functions
Depending on the market, the GALAXY Ace will be available in two different versions – 3G or LTE.