Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain
- The Samsung Galaxy Ace
was presented to PhoneRPT in a hands-on demo by two reps of the company's reps, at the MWC. The new smartphone isn't as greatly featured as the new flagship Samsung Galaxy S II
, even though it could very well become a best-seller faster than the advanced version, owing to its accessible price point.
There's absolutely no doubt that the handset features a winning design, betting once again on the glossy outlook, but this time succeeding at it, with chrome-like buttons, ear-speaker, logo and even side margins.
The lower price point is achieved by equipping the Ace with a Qualcomm 800MHz processor and a 5 megapixel camera, not bad highlights at all, especially if the cost is calculated appropriately by the network operator who will retail it.
For now, the handset will run on Google Android 2.2 Froyo, but it will most probably be upgradable to Gingerbread, as it is quite recent to the market.
It is the only phone in the new Galaxy mid-range family that has a flashlight, that can be used as an LED flash as well, for the camera.
Its display measures 3.5" diagonally, with a resolution of 320x480 pixels - the latter could have been improved for such a large touchscreen.
The battery provides a generous 1350mAh in capacity, enough to power it for up to 11 hours of GSM talk time.
In the live demonstration, the Samsung S5830
certainly impressed us when it comes to the design, and its weight contributed to that, with only 113g pressing on the user's hand.