Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 has been announced by Samsung on June 10. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a South Korean technological giant. It has achieved a distinction of being the world's largest manufacturer of smartphones. It has been bringing sensational news time and again, announcing new smartphones with innovative technology in all the price segments. Samsung has created a niche in the world of electronics by manufacturing a diversity of products like televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions.
The company employs over 2.36 lakh people across 49 countries of the world. The company has an annual turn over US$187.8 billion. Its most popular brand in smartphones is Galaxy. Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is the latest addition to this Galaxy family. Although, there is no official confirmation about the price of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, but it is likely to be the company's low cost smartphone with some of the best smartphone features like latest Android software, dual core processor, 1 GB RAM and 5 MP camera with features like Sound & Shot, Best Shot and Best Photo. Let us now discuss the features and specifications of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, which will be available in 3G and LTE versions.
Networks supported, SIM and release date
All versions of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 support 2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz networks. Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 models GT-S7270 and GT-S7272 support 900 / 2100 MHz networks. The 4G LTE version of this smartphone model GT-S7275 supports 4G LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 MHz networks. There is an option for dual SIM in this phone. The smartphone makes use of a mini-SIM. This smartphone is launched by Samsung on June 10, 2013. It will be available for sale very soon in the mobile market.
Body dimensions and weight
Both the 3G and LTE versions of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 differ in their dimensions and body weight. The dimensions of 3G models are 121.2 x 62.7 x 9.8 mm, while they are 121.2 x 62.7 x 10 mm for LTE model. Thus, the 3G model is slightly slimmer than the LTE model. The weight of two 3G models of the phone is 115 g as compared to 119.5 g weight of the LTE version of this phone.
All models of this smartphone have a display size of 4.0 inches. The display type is TFT LCD multi touch screen with 16M colours. The screen resolution is WVGA 480 x 800 pixels. The pixel density of the display of this phone is 233 ppi. These are some of the best features for bright and clear display, the buyers can enjoy in similarly priced phones.
Sound and memory features
The supported ringtone alerts for this phone are vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones. It has a loudspeaker. It is also provided with a 3.5 mm ear jack. There is a music player with sound alive.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 (3G version) comes with a 4 GB internal memory out of which 1.77 GB is user available. The LTE version of this phone is available with an 8 MB internal memory. All versions of this phone have an external microSD card slot to expand memory up to 64 GB. It has a 1 GB RAM.
Connectivity and data speed
The connectivity features for the smartphone include GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0. The LTE version has NFC connectivity too. The 3G data speed is HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps and 4G speed is 42.2 Mbps for the LTE version. HSUPA is at 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL and 150 Mbps DL.
Camera and video
The main rear camera of the smartphone is of 5 mega pixels with LED flash. The images can be shot at a resolution of up to 2592x1944 pixels. The camera has features like autofocus, geotagging, face and smile detection, Sound & Shot, Best Shot and Best Photo. There is also a front facing VGA camera for video calling. The camera of this phone can record videos at 720p @30fps.
OS, CPU and sensors
All versions of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 run the Google's latest OS Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). The 3G models of the smartphone are powered by 1.0 GHz dual core processor whereas the LTE version is powered by a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor. All the versions has sensors like accelerometer, proximity and digital compass.
Messaging, browser and radio
The messaging is supported through SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email and IM. The supported browser for this smartphone is HTML5. Galaxy Ace is equipped with an FM radio with RDS.
GPS, Java and colours
GPS support in this phone is A-GPS and GLONASS. Java is supported via Java MIDP emulator. The phone is available only in black colour.
Supported video and audio file formats
This smartphone supports video file formats such as MP4/ H.264/ H.263 player. The audio file formats supported in this phone are MP3/ WAV/ eAAC+/FLAC player.
Some other features supported by Samsung Galaxy Ace are Organizer, Document viewer, Image editor, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa, Voice memo/ dial and Predictive text input (Swype).
The smartphone services like Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, Readers Hub /Game Hub /Music Hub Samsung Kies, Samsung Kies Air (Downloadable via Samsung Apps), Samsung ChatON mobile communication service, S Translator, S Travel, Smart Stay, S Voice, Easy Mode and Pop up play.
Galaxy Ace 3 is equipped with a standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. The standard battery in the LTE version of this smartphone is Li-Ion 1800 mAh.
Price and availability
The price of Samsung Galaxy Ace has not been officially announced by Samsung so far. Some price comparison websites like www.mobiles.pricedekho.com and www/mobiles.sulekha.com have indicated the approximate price at Rs 8,529, but we cannot be sure of this price unless this is officially confirmed by Samsung. The same websites have also given the option for price alerts which can be set by the buyers giving their email id. The smartphone is likely to be available very soon at several online mobile stores.
In case the price of Rs.8,529 indicated on websites like mobiles.pricedekho.com happens to be true, then this will be one of the best smartphones at this price. The specifications and features of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 are appear to be some of the best in this category of phones. The smartphone at this price is likely to sell like hot cakes at this price.
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