Samsung to release new Galaxy handsets

by PYB James | Jan 26, 2011

In anticipation of the Mobile World Congress event to be held in Barcelona in February, handset manufacturer Samsung has revealed four new handsets in their popular Galaxy range.

Following the Galaxy S, the Ace, Gio, Fit and Mini are all designed to run with Google's open-source Android operating system. The Ace features an 800 Mhz processor, a 3.5 inch screen and a 5 megapixel camera.

The cheaper Gio will have a 3 megapixel camera and a 3.2 inch display. The Fit and Mini both run at 600 Mhz. The Mini features a more colourful casing to attract its target audience of young, fashionable technology users.

With no firm prices, the handsets will arrive in March 2011 in the UK, apart from the Gio which will arrive in the following month. All the technology will have an official announcement at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

The Samsung UK Managing Director Simon Stanford stated, “with the Galaxy Family now offering a complete range of smartphones, combining excellent hardware technology and the latest operating system, as well as engaging interactive content, we firmly believe there is something for everyone, irrespective of whether it is their first smartphone or their fifth.”

The technology corporation Samsung, founded in Korea in 1969, is now the world's largest, with revenue of $117.4 billion in 2009 and over 157,000 employees. The Galaxy S has won numerous awards for both design and functionality, including a 2010 European EISA award. The company still retains the second-largest market share in smartphones, just behind Apple. The Galaxy S sold over 1 million units within 45 days of launch.

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