Samsung's kept itself pretty busy lately with new product announcements, and today the company took the wraps off of yet another addition to its Galaxy family. This time we're looking at the Galaxy Ace 3, an entry-level Jelly Bean smartphone that Samsung plans to offer in both 3G-only and 4G LTE-enabled variants, as well as a model with dual-SIM support.
On the front of the Galaxy Ace 3 is a 4-inch 800x480 LCD display, VGA camera and the physical home button that Samsung's Galaxy lineup has become known for. Around back there's a 5-megapixel shooter with LED flash, and buried inside the phone is 1GB RAM and a microSD card slot. The 3G-only variant of the Galaxy Ace 3 will also tout a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4GB internal storage and a 1,500mAh battery. Meanwhile, the 4G LTE version will offer a 1.2GHz dual-core chip, 8GB storage and an 1,800mAh battery.
On the software side of things, the Galaxy Ace 3 will come to market with Android 4.2 in tow. It'll also come preloaded with Samsung's TouchWiz overlay, meaning that buyers can expect to find additional software like S Translator, S Travel, Smart Stay, S Voice and Easy Mode.
Overall the Galaxy Ace 3 looks like it's got the makings of an entry-level smartphone, but some of its specs help to make it a bit more interesting than one might expect an lower-end device to be. For example, the inclusion of Android 4.2 means that buyers will be on the latest version (right now, anyway) of Jelly Bean, and the 4G version will offer buyers speedy LTE data connectivity. Details on the Galaxy Ace 3's availability are light right now, but with a Samsung Galaxy event scheduled for 10 days from today, it may not be long before we hear more. Stay tuned.