Samsung has finally given the official word on its Galaxy Ace Style smartphone previously sighted only in Germany. This budget smartphone is one of if not the first low-tier smartphone that will be running Android 4.4 KitKat right off the bat.
The Galaxy Ace Style made its appearance last week in photos taken from Germany. The information taken from there revealed a small smartphone with quite low hardware you’d typically see in budget smartphones. Samsung’s announcement now confirms all of those, leaving nothing to the imagination.
Here we have a 4.0-inch WVGA display. No IPS or AMOLED here, you only get TFT technology. The exact resolution has been left out but our previous source put it at 800×480. You also have an unnamed 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU paired with only 512 MB of RAM, typical of a low-tier device. The 4 GB of internal storage might worry some, but the Galaxy Ace Style is capable of supporting an additional 64 GB via a microSD card. You do have WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC, though no LTE. Battery capacity is at 1,500 mAh, which, again, is fairly normal for this class of device, though how long it will last with a more recent Android version is yet to be measured.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of this smartphone is the Android 4.4 running on it. Samsung is practically giving more budget-conscious Android fans a chance to enjoy the latest version without having to worry much about the price. What that price will be is still unknown, but the Galaxy Ace Style, available in Cream White and Dark Gray colors, is scheduled launch this month.