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Samsung expands its low-end line-up with four new phones

By Simon Thomas on 08th July 2014

 

If there was an award for most prolific smartphone maker Samsung would surely get it as it’s reaching the point where keeping up with all of the company’s releases is almost a full time job.

 

Four of the latest additions are the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Young 2, Galaxy Core II and Galaxy Star 2. All four handsets run Android 4.4 and a simplified version of Samsung’s UI, called TouchWiz Essence, but there are a number of differences between them too.

 

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4

Starting with the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 you get a 1.0GHz dual-core processor (or 1.2GHz in the 4G version), 512MB of RAM (or 1GB in the 4G version), a 4 inch WVGA display, a 5 megapixel main camera, a VGA front-facing one, 4GB of built in storage and a microSD card slot.

 

Samsung Galaxy Core II

Then there’s the Samsung Galaxy Core II, which is arguably the most high-end of the four. It has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 768MB of RAM, a 4.5 inch WVGA display, a 5 megapixel main camera, a VGA front-facing one, 4GB of built in storage and a microSD card slot. It also has a leather-look back giving it a classy design (while the Ace 4 is pure plastic) and a decent sized 2000 mAh battery (while the Ace 4 has just a 1500 or 1800 mAh one for 3G and 4G versions respectively).

 

Samsung Galaxy Young 2

The Samsung Galaxy Young 2 is right down near the bottom end with a 1.0GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM and a 3.5 inch HGVA screen. Its main camera is just 3 megapixels and there’s no front-facing snapper. Unsurprisingly it also has a very plain plastic build and just a 1300 mAh battery, but like the Ace 3 and Core II there’s 4GB of built in storage and a microSD card slot.

 

Galaxy Star 2

Finally there’s the Galaxy Star 2 and this is every bit as low end as the Young 2. It has a 1.0GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 3.5 inch HGVA screen and just a 2 megapixel camera. There’s a 1300 mAh battery and 4GB of built in storage, along with microSD card support and both it and the Young II seem aimed at younger users, not only because they’re low end but because they come with 8 downloadable games.

 

Pricing and exact release dates haven’t been announced, but they should all launch soon and when they do you can expect them to land at very affordable prices.

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