Samsung is reportedly preparing to send two new Android phones to the UK, ready to enter both the mid and upper range. While neither are ‘new’ releases, as they’ve both been previously announced, this is the first time we’ve got confirmation of a national release for one of them.
First up is the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, a phone announced just before the start of CES 2012, and blessed with a design that’s uncannily similar to the Apple iPhone 3G/3Gs. An update of the now aging Galaxy Ace, it comes with a 3.65-inch screen, a 5 megapixel camera and a 1GHz processor.
Vodafone has announced its intention to carry the Galaxy Ace Plus from February, with pricing still to be announced. It’ll be joined by the Nokia Lumia 710 and the BlackBerry Bold 9790 as new arrivals at the network, and will likely prove to be as popular as the original Ace.
Then we’ve got the Samsung Galaxy S II HD, which has appeared in an advert for an online retailer, suggesting it’s headed our way quite soon. The interesting part here is that until now, the S II HD has been an LTE phone only available in the USA.
Of course, a UK version of the phone would come without that LTE radio, so what else makes this variant special? Quite a lot actually, as it has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.65-inch touchscreen with a 720p resolution and a hefty 1850mAh battery.
That’s quite a spec-bump over the standard Galaxy S II, and with the Galaxy S III expected to make an appearance at Mobile World Congress at the end of next month, a launch of the HD alongside it will make Samsung’s top-of-the-range line-up absolutely stunning.