Samsung unveil Galaxy family ahead of MWC launch

January 26th, 2011

Samsung Galaxy family10 million sales of the Galaxy S just isn’t enough for Samsung, as the Korean manufacturer has announced 4 new additions to its Galaxy family ahead of its MWC conference. The new Android-powered handsets include the heavily-leaked Galaxy Ace, the Galaxy Fit, the Galaxy Gio and the Galaxy mini.

Samsung Galaxy Ace

The Samsung Galaxy Ace is “designed for trendy and sociable young professionals”, offering an elegant iPhone 4-style device. Although Samsung are yet to announced its specs, the handset cropped up on the company’s Indonesian website yesterday, telling us everything we need to know. The Galaxy Ace will feature an 800MHz processor, Froyo OS, a 3.5 inch HVGA display, TouchWiz UI, Samsung Social Hub, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and digital zoom, video capture, 3G and WiFi connectivity and up to 32GB of storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace will launch immediately in Russia, with a European launch to follow.

Samsung Galaxy Fit

Previously leaked as the Galaxy Suit, the Samsung Galaxy Fit is designed for “the user who wants a device that meets all the challenges of a professional career and a busy social life”. Although its specs are still sparse, we can expect the handset to feature a  600MHx processor, a 3.31 inch QVGA display, a 5 megapixel camera, WiFi connectivity and 2GB of storage, expandable via microSD. Although unconfirmed, it’s likely to launch with Froyo onboard.

The Samsung Galaxy Fit will be available in Russia from February, with a US and UK release to follow in March.

Samsung Galaxy Gio

The Samsung Galaxy Gio is aimed at young professionals, boasting enhanced social networking capabilities and a sleek design. Based on the Italian name for “Jewel”, Samsung claims the Gio “reflects design perfection and the strength to last”. Specs are pretty thin on the ground, but it’s been confirmed as featuring Android OS, a 3.2 inch HVGA display, Samsung Social Hub, WiFi connectivity and up to 20GB of storage via microSD.

Like its siblings, the Galaxy Gio will launch first in February, with a UK release to follow in April.

Samsung Galaxy mini

We’ve seen quite a bit of the Galaxy Mini, and stylish little handset that will launch in a number of colours. According to Samsung, this “fun and functional” device is ideal “trendy and sociable youngsters”. It really is mini, as the handset features a 3.1 inch QVGA display, powered by a 600MHz processor. We can also expect the Galaxy Mini to launch with Froyo onboard.

Again, the Samsung Galaxy Mini will launch initially on Russia, with a UK release to follow in March.

While specs are still thin on the ground, we can expect to see much more from Samsung’s new Galaxy family at next month’s Mobile World Congress.

[Source: KoreaITTimes]