In an absolutely fantastic example of Samsung's penchant for churning out masses of new smartphones with reckless abandon, it’s showing off not only the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus at Mobile World Congress, but also the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2.
Do not adjust your browsers; you read that correctly.
You might recall that the original Samsung Galaxy Ace was an immensely popular 3.5in effort that looked very much like the iPhone. Now it has not just one but two big brothers on the way.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, firstly, has a 3.65in display (320 x 480), 1GHz Snapdragon S1 processor, 5MP rear camera (nothing on the front), 3GB internal storage (expandable via microSD) and 512MB of RAM. It’ll run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
As for the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, it has a 3.8in display (480 x 800), dual-core 800MHz processor, 5MP rear camera with a secondary chap on the front, 4GB internal storage (again: expandable via microSD) and 768MB of RAM. It’ll also run Gingerbread.
Good lord. To be fair, prior to these two, Samsung had nothing between the 3.5in Galaxy Ace and 4in Galaxy S, but still… what the fudge?
I sense a comedy sketch coming on where an Irishman goes into a phone shop to buy a Galaxy Ace 2. "Galaxy S2?" "Galaxy Ace 2!" "Galaxy S2?" "Galaxy Ace 2!" And so on.