Samsung announces Galaxy Frame and Galaxy Young

News Paul Briden 09:17, 5 Feb 2013

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fram low-cost smartphones

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Young, a low-cost 3.3-inch Android smartphone, as well as a sister mode, the 3.5-inch Galaxy Frame.

We previously heard about the Galaxy Young through a leaked roadmap and were expecting it might appear at Mobile World Congress, but Samsung has lifted the lid early.

Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with the TouchWiz UI, the Galaxy Young sports a 1GHz processor with 768MB of RAM and the display has a 480x320 pixel resolution. Onboard storage is 4GB but there is a high-capacity card slot for microSD up to 64GB, while power comes from a 1,300mAh battery.

There’s a 3-megapixel primary camera but it doesn’t have an LED flash and can only record VGA video.

In terms of design the Galaxy Young is familiar Samsung territory, yet again cloning all the signature styling of the Galaxy S3. As with the previous generation, Samsung’s army of Galaxy lookalikes is starting to get confusing.

The Galaxy Young will be available in white, red, blue and silver but Samsung hasn’t yet announced pricing or availability. With that kind of spec though you can expect this to be a very affordable device and even the name would suggest it is aimed at a lower price bracket.

It’ll be a cheap and cheerful way of getting Android Jelly Bean.

Likely similarly priced, the Galaxy Frame has much the same spec line-up, aside from the larger 3.5-inch display at the same resolution, a slightly better 5-megapixel primary camera, a VGA front-facer, slightly less RAM at 512MB and optional NFC.

We expect carriers will start picking these handsets up in short order so further details on pricing should begin to emerge in the not-too-distant future. We’ll bring you more as we hear it.

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