Samsung has made the Galaxy Ace 3 official in the wake of information about the handset leaking over the weekend, making it yet another device we’re sure to learn more about at its 20 June event in London. It joins several other phones we’re expecting to see, such as the Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy S4 Active, which have both been announced, plus the intriguing – but still unofficial – Galaxy S4 Zoom.
The leak was almost completely accurate too, although it did fail to predict Samsung would launch two versions of the Ace 3 – a 3G version, plus one with a 4G LTE connection. Not only that, but the 4G phone’s specification is slightly more impressive.
Both phones come with a 4-inch display, which has a 480×800 pixel resolution, and both run Android 4.2. Samsung’s TouchWiz operating system is installed, along with several of its new software features, including Smart Stay, S Translator, Sound and Shot and Pop Up Play.
A 5 megapixel camera is fitted to the rear of the phone, and each has a microSD card slot, GPS, a VGA video call camera lens, 1GB of RAM and Bluetooth 4.0. The differences occur inside, where the 3G Ace 3 has a 1GHz dual-core chip and the 4G version gets a little more power with a 1.2GHz processor. Internal memory is doubled too, as it has 8GB over the 3G phone’s 4GB, plus the battery is 1800mAh rather than the 1500mAh cell hidden inside the more basic version.
Samsung may have given us all the details about the Galaxy Ace 3′s specs, but it hasn’t confirmed when the phone will go on sale, where and how much it will cost. Well, it does have to save something for the big event next week.