Samsung launches the Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame Android smartphones

Samsung Galaxy FameIf you’re looking out for a new Android smartphone but don’t want to break the bank, then Samsung has a pair of new devices expected to go on sale soon which could be worth trying out. The Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame are the two, no-nonsense budget phones in question, and they’ve been made official today.

The Galaxy Fame (which is pictured above) is the slightly more impressive, specs-wise, of the pair. It has a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a 320 x 480 resolution, a 5-megapixel camera and a 1GHz, single-core processor. The good news is the phone runs the latest version of Android, known as 4.1 Jelly Bean, and it has 4GB of built-in storage memory plus a microSD card slot to boost this by 64GB.

Other features include a forward-facing video call camera lens, a 3.5mm headphone socket, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and the option of buying the phone with NFC.

As for the Galaxy Young, it has a 3.27-inch screen with the same resolution as the Fame, plus the same 1GHz processor and internal memory capacity. The camera is only 3-megapixels though, but the phone does still run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There’s no video call camera installed either and the Young has Bluetooth 3.0 and no option for NFC.

Both phones will be available in a variety of colours, including red and silver for the Galaxy Young, plus in certain countries a dual-SIM variant will be put on sale. Samsung hasn’t confirmed when either of the new phones will hit the shops, or how much they’ll cost when they do arrive. We’d expect at least a Pay As You Go Version of the Fame to come to the UK, and will probably find out more during Mobile World Congress at the end of the month.

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