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Samsung announces four new members of the Galaxy family

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Today Samsung announced four new members of the Galaxy family. Samsung says they took the award winning Galaxy S and “tailored it to cater to any lifestyle for an amplified smartphone experience.” The new phones will be showcased at Mobile World Congress next month, but Samsung went ahead and launched a mini-site that includes some nice galleries and full specs. Check out the details after the jump.

Galaxy Ace

First we have the Galaxy Ace, which is the closest of the group to the Galaxy S. It features a 3.5 inch display paired with an 800 MHz Qualcomm processor and 5 megapixel camera. Samsung describes the Ace as “perfect for your professional life, sleek enough for your personal life.”

  • Android 2.2
  • 3.5” 320×480 HVGA 16M TFT
  • 800 MHz processor (Qualcomm MSM7227-1 Turbo)
  • 5.0 MP AF Camera with LED Flash
  • 1,350 mAh battery
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/2100, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

Galaxy Fit

Next we have the Galaxy Fit, which is targeted towards the entry-level market. This unit features a 3.31 inch QVGA display, 600 MHz processor, and 5 megapixel camera, so it should be priced pretty low. Samsung says the Fit has a “sleek style that shows you still like to party”. The fit will be available in black and white.

  • Android 2.2
  • 3.31” 320×240 QVGA TFT
  • 600MHz (MSM 7227-1)
  • 5.0 MP AF Camera
  • 1,350 mAh battery
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/2100, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

Galaxy Gio

After that we have the Gio, which is a mid-range Android phone packing a 3.2 inch HVGA display, 800 MHz processor, and 3 megapixel camera. Other than there, there is not too much special to report. Samsung says, “Not a mindless trend follower, you can show off your own style with Gio’s sophisticated form.”

  • Android 2.2
  • 3.2″ 320×480 HVGA TFT
  • 800MHz (MSM7227-1 Turbo)
  • 3.0 MP AF Camera
  • 1,350 mAh battery
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/2100, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

Galaxy Mini

Finally we have the Galaxy Mini, which is another entry-level Android phone. This model features a 3.14 inch QVGA display, 600 MHz processor, and 3 megapixel camera. Samsung describes this phone as “cute and peppy, the Galaxy Mini packs a lot of personality in a tiny, compact form.”

  • Android 2.2
  • 3.14” 320×240 QVGA TFT
  • 600MHz (MSM 7227-1)
  • 3.0 MP FF Camera
  • 1,200 mAh battery
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/2100, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

Overall, it looks like a solid lineup for the low to mid-range market and should be a strong competitor to LG’s Optimus One lineup. We will be at Mobile World Congress next week so check back for hands-on reports with all these new phones.