Samsung introduces the Galaxy Ace Plus

Jan 04, 2012

New addition to Android-powered Galaxy portfolio delivers style, power and versatility

Samsung Electronics today announced the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus to its Android-powered family of devices, an enhanced version of the popular Galaxy Ace which was successfully launched last year.

Building on the style heritage of the Galaxy Ace, the Galaxy Ace Plus is a stylishly designed smartphone contained in a modern and minimalist casing with rounded edges, featuring a 3.65’’ sized HVGA display. The phone has been designed to be simple yet elegant.

Backed by an impressive 1GHz processor, HSDPA 7.2Mbps connectivity and WiFi 802.11 functionality, owners of the Galaxy Ace Plus will benefit from lightning-fast speeds for browsing the web, downloading content and streaming video. Application startups are faster with virtually no lag time, even while multitasking. Complete with Samsung’s Social Hub, Music Hub and ChatON services, the Galaxy Ace Plus also boasts an impressive 2GB of shared storage capacity for multimedia content and up to 1GB of direct storage for applications—more than any smartphone in its category.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division said: "Following the huge success of our Android devices last year including the Galaxy Ace and Galaxy S II, we’re aiming for the Galaxy Ace Plus to continue to enhance the strong Galaxy smartphone range we have built to date. Whilst we saw huge growth in smartphone ownership in 2011, this is set to increase even further this year with the smartphone experience made accessible to a wider audience through the availability of everything from pre-pay to premium devices.”

Running on Android Gingerbread and featuring Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, the Galaxy Ace Plus allows people to handle mobile tasks faster and more efficiently. New music playback functionality features a play progress bar and the ability to view music tracks in folders. Call features allow calls to be rejected with text messages whilst unwanted callers can also be added to a black list log. For added productivity, there is also ThinkFree, an optional tool that enables viewing and editing of Office documents, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDFs, while on the move.

The Galaxy Ace Plus will be available in the UK later this year.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus Product Specifications

Network

HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900 / 2100
EDGE / GPRS 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Processor

1GHz Processor

Display

3.65” HVGA (320 x 480) TFT

OS

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

Camera

Main (Rear) : 5Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash

Video

Video : MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Recording / Playback : WVGA@30fps

Audio

Codec : MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS

Value-added
Features

Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel UX

Samsung Apps

Samsung Kies 2.0 / Samsung Kies air

Samsung ChatON mobile communication service

Social Hub
- Integrated Messaging (Email, SNS), Contacts / Calendar Sync
- Basic: POP3 / IMAP Email

Music Hub (Downloadable)

Google TM Mobile Services
- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,
Syncing with Google Calendar™

Think Free

A-GPS

Connectivity

Bluetooth® technology v 3.0
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Sensor

Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity

Memory

3GB User memory + 512MB (RAM)
micros (up to 32GB)

Size

114.7 x 62.5 x 11.2mm, 115g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 1300mash


* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company operates two separate organisations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognised for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.