Samsung Intros the Entry-Level Galaxy Ace 3
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Ace 3, a new Android smartphone that helps fill out the low-cost portion of its portfolio. The Ace 3 features a 4-inch WVGA LCD screen and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes with many of the same software features found on Samsung's higher-end device, such as S Translator, Smart Stay, S Voice, and S Travel. The Ace 3 has a 5-megapixel main camera with 720p HD video capture and software features such as Best Shot, Sound & Shot, and Best Photo. The Ace 3 also has a VGA user-facing camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 4GB of internal memory, and support for microSD memory cards. The Ace 3 will be sold in single- and dual-SIM versions, as well as 3G-only and LTE versions (the LTE version has a 1.2GHz processor and 8GB of memory). Availability and pricing will vary by market.
Microsoft Debuts Two Low-Cost Lumias
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 532 and Lumia 435, two entry-level Windows Phones. Both devices run Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update and include core software features such as Microsoft Office, Skype, OneDrive, HERE Maps, and Cortana.
Samsung Reveals the Galaxy E5 for Tracfone
Samsung has published details about the Galaxy E5, a low-cost Android handset intended for Tracfone. The E5 has a 5-inch, Super AMOLED 720p HD screen and is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor with 1.5 GB of RAM.
Verizon Prepaid Now Selling Samsung Galaxy J1
Verizon Wireless recently added the Samsung Galaxy J1 to its lineup of prepaid handsets. The J1 is a compact, entry-level Android smartphone.
LG Debuts the F60, A Budget LTE Smartphone
LG today announced the F60, what it calls an affordable handset with LTE 4G on board. The F60 features a 4.5-inch WVGA display and 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM and either 4 or 8GB of internal storage.
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