Samsung announces the 4G Galaxy Express, destination unknown

Samsung Galaxy ExpressSamsung has announced another entry into its Galaxy range of Android smartphones, hot on the heels of the waterproof Xcover 2 which appeared late last week. This time it’s the Galaxy Express, a phone previously only available in the USA and locked to the AT&T network. Samsung has now revealed the phone without network branding, but has remained quiet on where it’ll be released.

The Galaxy Express has a big, 4.5-inch touchscreen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution. It’s also a Super AMOLED Plus panel, so just like the Galaxy S2, excellent colour and contrast levels are to be expected. Inside the device is a 1.2GHz, dual-core processor along with 1GB of RAM, which should have no trouble running the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

On the rear of the Galaxy S3-style chassis is a 5-megapixel camera, complete with auto focus and an LED flash, plus above the screen is a 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls. Samsung has given the Express 8GB of storage space, but this can be increased by adding a microSD card slot up to 32GB in size.

The Galaxy Express connects to 4G LTE networks for fast data speeds, and is compatible with EE’s 1800MHz frequency, however neither Samsung nor EE has mentioned its release in the UK yet. The feature list is completed by NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.

Samsung’s silence regarding the phone’s release schedule and its price isn’t that surprising, as Mobile World Congress is now less than a month away, so we should hear more about Samsung’s plans for the Galaxy Express during the show.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars