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Samsung announces new entry-level Galaxy Ace Style

Samsung has now officially taken the wraps off the Galaxy Ace Style, an entry-level dual-core device with the power of KitKat right out of the box.
April 8, 2014

Samsung has now officially taken the wraps off the latest member of its Galaxy Ace family, dubbed the Galaxy Ace Style. As you’d expect from Samsung’s budget line, the handset features relatively modest specs combined with a fairly affordable price tag.

The Ace Style is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and packs just 512MB RAM. There’s also a 4-inch WVGA display, a 5MP rear camera, VGA front cam, 4GB storage and a 1500 mAh battery. While the specs aren’t at all impressive, at least the device does manage to offer Android 4.4. KitKat (with TouchWiz), which is said to perform much better with devices that carry 512MB RAM than Jelly Bean.

As for the price? Samsung has yet to officially unveil pricing, but it is reportedly suggested that it will sell somewhere between €200 and €300 outright — or roughly between $275 and $400. The handset is expected to arrive worldwide in the beginning of April (now basically), in Cream White or Dark Gray.

Although the Ace Style’s suggested pricing is much lower than a typical flagship or even mid-range device, it certainly seems a little high for a budget handset. This is especially true when you consider that the Motorola Moto G is offered for as little as $180 in the U.S., or around €169 throughout several markets in Europe. Of course, Samsung still has brand recognition in its favor, particularly in European countries.

What do you think of the Galaxy Ace Style, a more than good enough entry-level device for those with modest needs? Conversely, do you feel that Samsung needs to up its game in the low-end market, in terms of both specs and pricing?