Just like it happened a few days ago when Sony Ericsson was hugging all the news, this time around it seems that it’s Samsung’s time to take over this little section of our humble webpage. Just after taking a quick look at the Samsung Giorgio Armani Galaxy S I decided to shed some light on the latest additions to the Galaxy line. Samsung has to be happy with how well the Galaxy S did, considering that it did sell in over 10 million units during the course of 7 months, and considering that people come to like the line and what it stood for, it’s good to see that they will be investing some more time and effort into further developing this line.
For anyone who had any doubts regarding the success of the Galaxy series, 4 new Android smartphones with the Samsung logo will be appearing in the near future as Samsung did announce that these devices will be grabbing the spotlight in February at the Mobile World Congress. Samsung claims that these new devices are being launched to cover all the holes, read as people to own a Samsung smartphone, which the Galaxy S left unfilled. I am sort of intrigued by this decision of Samsung to head for more of a mid-range series with these 4 new Android powered devices. This comes mainly as LG, the other big manufacturer in South Korea, has been in the spotlight recently thanks to their new series of high end devices coming out and apparently moving a touch away from the mid-range sector.
These new handsets are the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio and Galaxy Mini. By taking a closer look at each one of these devices it’s easy to spot that they will be mid-range devices targeted at a much more specific clientele than the Galaxy S. The Samsung Galaxy Ace will come with a 3.5 inch HVGA TFT-LCD display with a resolution of 320 x 480, a 5 MP camera with LED flash, an 800 MHz processor and Android 2.2 Froyo. Samsung Galaxy Fit is set to come out with a 3.3 inch QVGA TFT-LCD display, which will have a native resolution of 240 x 320, a 5 MP camera and a 600 MHz processor to power it along.
The Samsung Galaxy Gio seems rather similar to the Ace, as it will come with a 3.2 inch HVGA TFT-LCD display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and an 800 MHz CPU, but this time around with a 3 MP camera. The last one, but not the least, of the line is the Galaxy Mini which will see the light of day wearing a 3.14 inch display capable of 320 x 240 pixels and a 600 MHz processor. All of these devices will be running Android 2.2 Froyo and will have Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and will have support for micro SD cards of up to 32 GB.
Samsung claims that it will be launching all of these devices in Europe, China, India and Russia. As I said it earlier, it’s obvious that Samsung is trying to cover all the holes which were left by the Galaxy S. I for one am rather intrigued in what this new line will bring and what the pricing for these devices will be. Considering that the LG Optimus One P500 can be bought for around 170 Euros (230 US Dollars) contract free, these new devices will have quite the opponent for the mid-range sector. Until next time, start putting away some money if you do wish to enter the world of Android smartphones.1