If you remember, last year, Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 was the first smartphone announced by the Korean company.
Call me superstitious but I think the name of that maiden handset proved to be very lucky for Samsung in 2011. I mean, the company went on to become the top handset manufacturer in the world that year -- for the first time in history, no less. Ace!
This year, it appears Samsung wants to repeat that same success story. And as you might have guessed, it all begins with the company's formal announcement of another Ace to kick off the year.
TP Friends, check out Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500:
Although sporting specifications not too different from those of its predecessor - aside from the processor, OS upon shipping and internal memory, Ace Plus nonetheless comes with a refreshed design that - in my opinion - is a lot sleeker and more eye-catching than the look of S5830.
Just like the Ace from last year, Ace Plus features a 5 MegaPixel camera and a video recorder, and supports a variety of connectivity options including Wifi, 3G and Bluetooth.
So when will this phone reach the Philippines and what will its price tag be? According to our TP Insider, Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 will reach the Philippines within this January with a suggested retail price of around Php 16,000 - Php 17,000.
TP Friends, I said this phrase many times in 2011 and I'll say it again this year: 'To wrap this up in true TP fashion', here are the complete technical specifications of Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500:
|Name||Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Dimensions||114.5 x 62.5 x 11.2 mm|
|Available Colors||Black, White|
|Operating System||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
|Display||3.65 inches (~158 ppi pixel density), 320 x 480 pixels, TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Camera||5 MegaPixels, 2592x1944 pixels with autofocus and LED flash|
|Video Capture||yes (TBA, probably 720p)|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4/H.264/H.263 player MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player|
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wifi Hotspot, DLNA Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps|
|Network||2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|Memory||3 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB, ships with 2GB card|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Uptime||Guesstimate: Standby of up to 640 hours on 2G Standby of up to 420 hours on 3G Talk time of up to 11 hours on 2G Talk time of up to 6 hours 30 minutes on 3G|
|Value-Added Features||Samsung TouchWiz UI, SNS Integration, Google Services Suite|
|Price||TP Guesstimate: Php 16,500|