Samsung has officially announced the latest in the Galaxy Ace series of handsets. This one is arriving as the Galaxy Ace 3 and some of the specifics will vary from market to market. For example, the handset does have a dual-SIM option available. Not to mention, the market availability will depend on whether you see a 3G or an LTE compatible handset. That said, Samsung has the Galaxy Ace 3 running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and with the line of "S" branded apps.
Hardware features include a 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display along with a dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (with roughly 1.77GB available for the user), a microSD card slot and 1500 mAh battery. The Galaxy Ace 3 will also have the basics to include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and A-GPS/GLONASS as well as an accelerometer, digital compass and proximity sensor.
Samsung has the Galaxy Ace 3 equipped with a VGA quality front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash. Coming with the camera hardware, the handset also has features to include Sound & Shot, Best Shot and Best Photo. Those "S" branded apps include S Translator, S Travel, Smart Stay, S Voice and Easy Mode. As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy Ace 3 will be available in a 3G and LTE compatible model and while many of those specs will remain the same, there are some bumps for the LTE model.
The LTE-equipped Galaxy Ace 3 will have a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of internal storage (with 5GB available for the end user) and an 1800 mAh battery. Otherwise, the network support for the LTE model will include;
- LTE: 150/50Mbps 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
- 3G: HSPA＋ 42/5.76Mbps 850/900/2100 MHz
The 3G only model will bring the following for network support;
- 3G: HSDPA 14.4Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 900/2100 MHz
- 2G: EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Otherwise, while Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Ace 3 and offered a complete breakdown of the specs, they have yet to mention some of the finer points. You know, the pricing, availability date and the markets where the handset will be available. Needless to say, Samsung still has the June 20th event in London and we are expecting to learn a bit more at that time.