Samsung reveals the entry-level Galaxy Ace 3, now with 4G LTE

Galaxy Ace 3The Galaxy Ace 2 is a popular Samsung phone, and a great way to get into smartphone ownership, thanks to its modest spec and reasonable price. Samsung has now announced a new version, named the Galaxy Ace 3, and it will be produced with either 3G or 4G LTE connectivity.

This year, 4G LTE in the UK is set to take-off, as other networks launch their own high-speed data options, so budget 4G options such as the Galaxy Ace 3 will be very important for bringing in new customers. The phone is equipped with a 4-inch touchscreen, which has a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and displays the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Samsung has added some of its software features, such as S Voice and Smart Stay, too.

There are a few differences between the 3G and 4G versions of the Ace 3. The 3G phone has a 1GHz dual-core processor, while the 4G phone gets a 1.2GHz chip, plus it has 8GB of internal memory, but the 3G phone must make do with just 4GB. The other difference is in the battery, with the 4G LTE Ace 3 needing a more powerful 1800mAh cell, and the 3G device gets a 1500mAh battery.

Otherwise, both phones are identical, and Samsung has fitted a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash to the Galaxy Ace 3, plus it has Bluetooth 4.0, 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, a digital compass and a microSD card slot. Sadly, we don’t have any details on when the phone will go on sale yet, or an idea of how much it will cost. Samsung is holding an event on June 20 in London, where we’re sure to learn more.

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