Samsung introduces four new Android smartphones to its Galaxy portfolio

Samsung Electronics, a mobile phone provider, has announced the expansion of its Galaxy Family with the introduction of four new smartphones to the range; the Samsung Galaxy Ace, the Samsung Galaxy Fit, the Samsung Galaxy Gio and the Samsung Galaxy mini.

Following the global success of the Samsung Galaxy S, which has sold 10 million devices in just seven months, each of the new handsets offers something different so there is a Galaxy smartphone for everyone.

All the devices offer limitless entertainment possibilities via more than 100,000 applications from Android Market and Samsung Apps. Each device also features Samsung SWYPE for quick and easy text input, and benefits from Wi-Fi connectivity and Social Hub allowing people to view their contacts, social networks, IM and email together in an integrated one-page layout, keeping them constantly connected.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “Following the phenomenal success of the Galaxy S and the growing popularity of Android, we wanted to make the smartphone experience accessible to a wider audience through an extended portfolio. With the Galaxy Family now offering a complete range of smartphones, combining excellent hardware technology and the latest operating system, as well as engaging interactive content, we firmly believe there is something for everyone, irrespective of whether it is their first smartphone or their fifth.”

In addition to the four new devices, Samsung has also announced the availability of a new free entertainment bundle for anyone buying a Samsung Galaxy S from 1 February until 31 March 2011. Designed to keep even the biggest film buffs and gamers entertained, the handset will come with a choice of three top movies from the Samsung Movie store and six of the latest games from GameLoft. Now also featuring Froyo, Galaxy S owners can enjoy an even faster performance when they’re browsing the web and access to even more apps than before, including GoogleMaps in 3D. It’s just as easy for existing Galaxy S owners to upgrade their handsets by using online video tutorials on how to upgrade, making the process easy and simple.

Samsung Galaxy Ace
The Samsung Galaxy Ace is the perfect device for trendy and sociable young professionals. Boasting a sophisticated design, it is simple yet elegant, and offers a premium experience that is both compact and comfortable with its 3.5-inch HVGA display. Refreshingly cool, it doesn’t lack in capability with an 800MHz processor, 5 mega pixel camera with flash and voice search.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace will be available in the UK from March 2011.

Samsung Galaxy mini
An ideal first smartphone for trendy and sociable youngsters, the Samsung Galaxy mini is a breath of fresh air for those wanting a smart device that is as fun as it is functional and affordable. Complete with a flashy colour stripe along the side, this handset will keep people connected to everything that matters in their lives. A perfect gift for smartphone-rookies, it also offers a 3 mega pixel camera, Google™ voice actions and a 600MHz processor.

The Samsung Galaxy mini will be available in the UK from March 2011.

Samsung Galaxy Fit
The Samsung Galaxy Fit comes with a 3.31-inch QVGA display, enabling people to keep up to date with work through an office viewer, whilst also allowing them to take and share photos with the 5 mega pixel camera or listen to music. Functional and fun with a user experience that is optimised for sharing and smooth web browsing on the go via its 600MHz processor, the Samsung Galaxy Fit is the perfect device to help people organise their personal and professional lives.

The Samsung Galaxy Fit will be available in the UK from March 2011.

Samsung Galaxy Gio
Based on the Italian word for “jewel”, the name Gio reflects design perfection and the strength to last. Offering people a 3.2-inch HVGA display and 3 mega pixel camera, the Samsung Galaxy Gio combines brains and beauty for anyone wanting a smartphone that offers the best of both worlds.

The Samsung Galaxy Gio will be available in the UK from April 2011.