Ahead of MWC, Samsung announces Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy Mini 2

Samsung had earlier announced that it will not be launching the Galaxy S III at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) and has instead announced two new additions to the Galaxy family, the Galaxy Ace 2 and the Galaxy Mini 2 both being the successors to Galaxy Ace and Galaxy Mini with upgraded specs.

The Galaxy Ace 2 has a 3.8 inch WVGA Display, is powered on an 800MHz processor with 768MB RAM, runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS supported by Samsung’s TouchWiz UI 4.0. It has a 5 MP auto focus shooter at the rear with Flash and supports HD video recording at 720p. There is also a VGA front camera for Video calls. The Ace 2 will come with 4 GB internal memory which is expandable to 32 GB with microSD card. It also has HSDPA support upto 14.4 Mbps, plus Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct support, ChatON, Music Hub and Game Hub. It is powered by a 1500 mAh battery.

The second in the line is the Galaxy Mini 2 which will also run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS but will have a 3.3 inch HVGA display, 800 MHz processor with 512 MB RAM. It has a 3 MP fixed focus camera at the rear, Wi-Fi, 3G, A-GPS and various Hub support, Samsung ChatOn. It also has 4 GB of internal storage with option to expand it to 32 GB with microSD card. The Mini 2 will be powered by a 1300 mAh battery.

Samsung will unveil these devices at the MWC late this week and they are expected to hit market by March-April.