Britain first to get Samsung Galaxy Ace 2.
Samsung has revealed two new budget handsets - the Galaxy Ace 2 and the Galaxy Mini 2.
The two new models are designed as entry level smartphones - more affordable alternatives to the Apple iPhone 4S, HTC Sensation, or Samsungís own Galaxy Nexus. Even so, both of the new offerings have some attractive features.
The Galaxy Ace 2 has the more impressive specifications of the two phones. It has a fairly impressive 3.8 inch WVGA screen, dual-core 800 MHz processor, and 4GB of internal storage, which is expandable with a microSD card. In addition, the phone has a 5 megapixel (MP) camera and a lower quality front facing camera.
The Galaxy Mini 2 has a 3.27 inch HVGA touch-screen, and a 3MP camera. It shares the same dual-core 800MHz processor and 4GB of expandable storage.
Both phones use the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and Samsungís own TouchWiz interface. The global rollout of the handsets starts in Europe. Here in the UK, weíre getting the Galaxy Ace 2 first - itís due in April. France gets the Galaxy Mini 2 in March, before itís deployed across the rest of the world.
The reveal of the new phones comes just ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - the largest mobile phone exhibition in the world. The conference starts on 27 February and runs till 1 March, and is traditionally used by phone manufacturers to show off their new handsets.