Our radar is turned firmly in the direction of Las Vegas this week with CES 2012 going on, so it's almost refreshing to be able to report some purely UK-based regarding the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus.
The mass-market Android device has been confirmed by Expansys as going on sale in the middle of next month, and is set to cost around the £250 mark SIM-free.
You may remember the Galaxy Ace Plus, or you may not. We wrote about it last week, and it appears to some its most notable feature is its near-sinister resemblance to the Apple iPhone 3GS. It does also have a 1GHz processor, 3.65in display, 512MB of RAM and a 5-megapixel camera, for the record.
Anyway, at the time we reported what we knew, which was that the Galaxy Ace Plus would be launching later this month in Russia, with a wider roll-out to follow. However, thanks to Expansys we now know we won't have much longer to wait for its UK arrival.
“We can now confirm that the Ace Plus will be landing in Expansys' warehouses in the week starting the 13th of February,” the retailer has revealed in a blog post.
The post goes on to reveal that the Galaxy Ace Plus “should cost from around £249.99 at launch”, though the whole thing seems to have caught Expansys' web team off guard, as despite claims that the Ace Plus can be pre-ordered right now, the links provided presently go through to the Galaxy S Plus page. We'll assume that'll be fixed soon enough, though.