January 3, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
Just as we finished analyzing the first leaked photo of the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, the Korean electronics giant released the official full specs sheet and a couple of pictures with the future Android-based smartphone.
The Ace Plus will come, as expected, with several hardware and software improvements. First of all, the smartphone will be powered by a single-core 1 GHz processor (the model is still unknown) and will feature 512 MB of RAM.
That’s a pretty big step forward from the original Galaxy Ace, which came equipped with an 800 MHz processor, but it’s still short of making the future smartphone more than a low-range mobile device. In terms of software, things should once again be better than they were with the Ace, but not good enough…
The Galaxy Ace Plus will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will feature the original Samsung TouchWiz user interface, as well as a couple of pretty interesting apps, like the Social Hub or the ChatON mobile communication service, but all these will be nothing compared to what other smartphones, running Android Ice Cream Sandwich, will bring to the table in the following months.
Other features of the new Ace Plus include a 5 MPx camera with LED Flash, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi connectivity, a microSD card slot and a standard Li-ion 1,300 mAh battery with an unknown autonomy. The smartphone will sport a 3.65-inch TFT screen with 320 x 480 pixels resolution and will only come with 3 GB of internal storage space (ouch!).
As for the pricing and the Ace Plus’s official release date, we have no official say at the moment, but according to the latest rumors from sammyhub.com, the smartphone should be made available in Russia and other European countries in a few short weeks. After that, the Ace Plus should go up for sale in Asia, Africa and Latin America before spring for a yet to be determined price tag.
It’s not clear if the smartphone will come in the United States as well, but considering the original Ace’s low sales numbers, I would think not… What do you think, would you be tempted to get the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus in the following months? And if so, what would be the correct price which would make you interested…?