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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 official: 4-inch WVGA display, dual-core CPU

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Ace 3, the follow-up handset to the cheap and cheerful Galaxy Ace 2. There isn’t anything particularly exciting about the handset, but it could be a good option for those on a budget, or for anyone who simply needs a smaller handset.

Don’t expect anything special from the Galaxy Ace 3 in terms of specs, though. The handset includes a 4-inch 800×480 LCD display, a dual-core processor clocked at 1Ghz, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, a 5-megapixel camera, and a front-facing VGA camera. Overall, the design isn’t radically different from the Galaxy Ace 2 – it looks like Samsung has simply made a couple of tweaks to bring it in line with the rest of this year’s Galaxy devices.

Radios for the Galaxy Ace 3 include Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA up to 14.4Mbit/s or LTE, A-GPS, and Wi-Fi. Everything is powered by a 1,500mAh battery, with the phone coming in at 9.79mm thick. The Galaxy Ace 3 is also running the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.2. The handset will apparently come in multiple colours too, which will include black, white, and red.

The Galaxy Ace 3 will probably make an appearence at Samsung’s upcoming June 20th event, and we’ll be there to bring you all the details as well as hands-on. Other devices expected to make an appearance include the Galaxy S4 Active, the Galaxy S4 Zoom, and the Galaxy S4 mini. The event won’t just be for Android devices, though: the invite mentioned the Ativ brand for Windows Phone too.

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