With 4G still in its infancy here in the UK, it’s up to mobile manufacturers to produce a diverse range of compatible handsets with which to entice consumers to the presently expensive tariffs. One such method is to of course produce more affordable devices and that’s exactly what Samsung have done with the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Express.
4G aside, the Express sits in the region between the Galaxy S3 flagship, and the Galaxy S3 Mini mid-range. With only the S3 LTE and Note 2 LTE on offer, Samsung fans looking to take up 4G here in the UK needed a big wallet to meet their desires. Luckily the Galaxy Express should make for a more tangible option for such consumers, with more conservative hardware than the company’s flagship devices, albeit not underpowered to say the least.
Behind the Express’s white outer shell sits a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 2000mAh battery and 8GB of inbuilt storage with the option of expandability via microSD by up to 32GB should the user wish. Naturally, there’s also WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and 4G LTE connectivity on board to keep you in the loop too. The outside of the Express plays host to a 4.5-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, a 5-megapixel rear camera complete with LED flash all of this is made accessible through TouchWiz Nature UX running atop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Express is set to arrive in the UK sometime in the first half of the year, meaning that it could touch down once the likes of Three, O2, Vodafone and LIFE Mobile have joined the 4G party.