We may love Samsung for hardware like the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II, but one of the reasons it’s so successful is it has never forgotten about those on a budget. Samsung loves to make sure its range is diverse enough to appeal to everyone, and the new Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame are for those who don’t want to spend a fortune, but would still like the latest version of Android installed on their new phones.
The Galaxy Fame is the more interesting of the two, as it has the better specification. The phone has a 3.5-inch screen with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution, which is powered by a single-core 1GHz processor backed up by 512MB of RAM. There’s a 5 megapixel camera on the back of the 11.6mm thick chassis, plus 4GB of storage space and a microSD card slot ready to add another 64GB to that total.
The Fame’s feature list continues with a video call camera lens above the screen, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. Best of all, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is installed along with Samsung’s Nature UX and a few gesture controls too.
Moving on to the Galaxy Young, the screen size has been shrunk to 3.27-inches and the camera down to 3-megapixels, however the display resolution, processor and internal storage capacity remains the same. Strangely, Samsung has given the Galaxy Young 768MB of RAM, but only Bluetooth 3.0. Like the Fame, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is onboard and both phones have 1300mAh batteries.
The Fame an the Young will be available in either single or dual-SIM configurations, indicating Samsung will be selling them worldwide, while the Galaxy Fame will come with the option of NFC connectivity. These two have previously been rumoured for launch at Mobile World Congress, and although they won’t make their debut at the show, we’ll probably have to wait until then to find out prices and a release date.