Jan 26 AT 10:13 AM Taylor Wimberly 38 Comments

Samsung announces four new members of the Galaxy family

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.

Via: Facebook

Source: Galaxy Family Site

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  • http://Website Larry

    Great, 4 more handsets from Samsung that will never get updated. No thanks. Next!

  • http://Website Black Kristos

    These are last years phones, right?

    • http://Website Black Kristos

      C’mon guys. That was sarcasm.

  • http://Website @neidlinger

    okay i give up, which one comes with the working GPS?

  • http://Website My Galaxy

    Does the GPS work?

  • http://Website Danny

    Calling all the phones Galaxy is very confusing and proves that Samsung lacks inspiration……

    • http://Website Daniel

      It’s just the name of their Android lineup (they also have families of dumphones, feature phones, WP7, Bada, WinMo and Symbian, btw). A bit unusual to focus on a family with so many members of so diverse specs, indeed, but nothing wrong with that, really.

      Or maybe “Galaxy” is their line of short-term support phones :D

      • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

        What about the Samsung Moment, Samsung Continuum, Samsung Transform, Samsung Intercept and Samsung Behold II? Those are Android phones, but not Galaxy branded.
        I, much like the commenter above, believed the Galaxy line of Android phones to be a specific family of high end devices, which now has lost all meaning.

        • http://Website Daniel

          Galaxy was never a line of high-end devices. The only high-end ones are the Galaxy S (a sub-family in itself), everything else is average at best.

          • http://Website clocinnorcal

            Indeed, the first Galaxy phone was by no means high end even for its day.

        • http://Website Madrenergic

          Those are indeed Galaxy phones, and Galaxy S phones to boot. They are all based upon the Galaxy S platform, and are actually more closely related to the I9000 than these additions. In fact, Samsung markets them as part of the “Galaxy family”, and specifically, the Galaxy S range. In addition, they were included as part of the Galaxy S figures that Samsung published for 2010. Simply because Samsung does not include the term ‘Galaxy’ in the product title does not mean they are not Galaxy phones. It appears that ‘Galaxy’ is simply an marketing term used to describe the international versions of their Android phones. A befitting descriptor, if you ask me.

  • http://Website Derek

    All of these are entry level or middle of the road phones. Yet, each one of them comes with Android 2.2. This just proves that samjunk doesnt give two shits about current samsung users. Us Galaxy S early adopters in the US are still stuck on 2.1. Also, look at the HSDPA frequencies, 900/2100, these are all international phones, not US phones.

    • http://Website Why should they

      Why should they, when us American Samsung adopters won’t stop complaining about gps, software updates, and Samsung’s creativity (see comments above)

      • http://Website Derek

        Samsung has lost me as a customer forever. I used to love Samsung flip phones and TV’s. But after the mess I had with one of their blu-ray players and the bugs it had and never getting a firmware update, and now no updates on my Captivate. I’ll NEVER buy another samsuck product. I’ll also advise anybody that asks to stay away from their crap. As soon as the Moto Atrix comes out, I’m jumping all over it and ditching my Captivate.

      • http://Website Drew

        Doesn’t bother me one bit that these are all going everywhere but the US. I feel like if they hit a US carrier it’d be T-mobile, and I’m sick to death of waiting. We pick up so many mid range phones that you only end up with 2 or 3 high-end phones to choose from. I don’t want a physical keyboard, anything made by Scamsung, and I have huge hands, so I’m shooting for a 4.3 inch screen. PLEASE T-MOBILE!!!

  • http://Website Daniel

    Honestly, the biggest contribution they seem to have to Samsung’s roster is the exterior design. If I were the owner of a Galaxy 3, for example, I wouldn’t feel a hurry to replace it with any of these models. (And the Galaxy 3 itself wasn’t that much better than the Galaxy Spica, which in turn had little reason to exist considering its excessive similarity to the Galaxy. See a trend here?) The good news is that they don’t make me want to stab my eyes like the Galaxy 5 and Galaxy Spica do.

    I wish Samsung would show some dignity and update *at least* the Galaxy 3 and 5 (as anything before that is a lost cause), proving they’re at least better than Motorola’s crapphone machine, but I don’t have any hopes.

  • http://Website Danny

    Finally something I can get for my kids so he leaves my phone alone

    • http://Website Truble

      There’s the Huawei IDEOS, and it’s cheaper to boot, too. ;)

  • http://Website Ryan

    I’m sick of Samsung just as much as anyone else, but people need to realize that from a business perspective, it makes sense to do what they’re doing in terms of releasing entry level phones with the Galaxy brand.

    Motorola does the same thing with the Droid brand. You have the high end (Droid X) and multiple entry level Droids. They’re number one priority is making money, and they will sell many of these phones, as much as we hate them for it.

    • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

      I don’t think that’s true. It would make sense if they came out with ‘one’ other galaxy phone that was low end, so that people could choose between that and the S. Releasing a slew of them just muddles the brand name, and ruins brand recognition.

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    It seems like there making the same devices over & over. Just not as powerful as the other.

  • Azeem

    These phones just seem like garbage with the Galaxy brand slapped on to sell a lot of cheap phones. Come on, Sammy, step it up. This is a pretty blatant attempt to milk the Galaxy teet.

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  • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z


    There’s the one that you buy if you want your phone to look like an iPhone,
    There’s the one that you buy if you want your phone to look like a Nexus One,
    There’s the one that looks like a combination of the previous two, if you can’t make up your mind,
    And finally there’s the one that’s small and shows real ‘samsung design’, but is also ugly.

    And none of them come with a search button.

  • http://Website Steffen

    Is there a huge market for cheap-ass low-end Android phones in 2011?
    Seems to me that the high-end phones from the beginning of 2010 should be todays low-end phones. These are like MyTouch 3G/G1 status.
    I feel bad for all the suckers that will buy these phones.

  • http://Website Paul Atreides

    No thanks Samsung

  • http://Website MikeA

    wow for new doorstops from Samsung no thanks I’ll pass the captivate was the most expensive Dartboard I ever bought disappointing
    my two cents

  • http://Website Mark

    I wouldn’t piss on these phones even if they were on fire.

  • http://Website Richard

    Samshit sucks so bad just like the iphone4 and new Iphone5 @Ben Johnson that TROLL

  • http://Website Naterade

    They all look ugly and all look like a boatload of fail. Just my opinion on them.

  • http://Website good news everyone!

    these phones come stock with 2.2 but my epic4g super phone didnt.
    gosh i wish i wouldn’t have bought that phone.
    samsung is garbage if anyone is reading this please stay far away from any samsung phone,

    please i beg you dont give them any of your money you work waay to hard for money so please dont buy any samsung phone.

  • http://Website You are not stuck on 2.1

    For the Samsung Galaxy S owners, you are not stuck on 2.1…you can have a Samsung Galaxy S model and update to Froyo 2.2 I did it with my Epic before Sprint release the update.

  • http://Website Tiarra

    I currently have the Samsung Vibrant. I will never purchase another samsung phone again. I’m thoroughly disappointed with Samsung.

    When I buy Android it will be with HTC.

  • http://Website billboba

    Introducing four new Samsung devices.
    -Never updated
    -A waste of time and money
    -GPS issues and much more!

  • http://www.myspace.com/hermyhalloween hermyhalloween

    oh god, optical touch pads! please, won’t somebody revive the scroll ball?

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    I think this fonz wanna to kill nokia market share on cheappo phone area….

    samsung 2011 objective => no nokia…

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