Samsung Announces New Galaxy Smartphones, the Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio

They just couldn’t wait, could they! Despite Mobile World Congress being merely weeks away, Samsung has jumped the gun and officially announced a quartet of new Galaxy-branded smartphones. To be fair to them, they have only provided a limited spec along with the handsets names and pictures, promising they will be fully unveiled at the Barcelona show.

All four phones will be running Google Android 2.2, with Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI over the top, but beyond this we’ve only got a handful of details on each phone. Starting with the Galaxy Mini – a phone we’ve already seen leaked – which will have a 3.1″ touchscreen, a 600MHz processor, and a  3 megapixel camera. The phone is aimed at the entry-level end of the market.

Then we have the Galaxy Fit, with another 600MHz chip inside and a  3.3″ touchscreen and a 5 megapixel camera. Samsung say that but this devices is aimed more at business users though. The Galaxy Ace and the Galaxy Gio both have 800MHz processors but the Ace comes out on top with a 3.5″ touchscreen and a 5 megapixel camera, while the Gio makes do with a 3 megapixel camera and a 3.2″ screen.

All will feature Samsung’s Social Hub and include the Swype keyboard, along with Samsung’s own range of apps and widgets. With their first public showing scheduled for MWC, T3 reports that the Ace, Fit and Mini will be launching in the UK during March, with the Gio coming in April.

These four Galaxy phones will join the top-of-the-range Galaxy S replacement at the show, a device Samsung will be revealing more about on the 1st February.

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