Samsung unveils entry-level Galaxy Ace Style

With Android 4.4 KitKat, Google focused on bringing hardware requirements down so that more inexpensive devices could support the latest version of its mobile operating system. As expected, we are now starting to see entry-level devices using KitKat. Among them is the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style which was announced today. Billed as “a new streamlined, easy-to-use smartphone designed to support and power young social consumers,” it comes with specifications that will put Google’s claims to the test.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style specifications

  • Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz Essence
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Display: 4-inch WVGA (480×800)
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Internal storage: 4GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 64GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP AF
  • Front-facing camera: VGA
  • Battery: 1,500mAh
  • Dimensions: 121.2 × 62.7 × 10.65 millimeters
  • Colours: Cream White and Dark Gray

Samsung also introduced “a unique look and a light, simplified user experience” called TouchWiz Essence that appears to be a stripped down version of its TouchWiz interface designed for devices with lower specifications.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Style will be available globally starting later this month. There is no word yet on whether any Canadian carrier will pick it up. Pricing was not announced either.

Source : Samsung Tomorrow