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Samsung announces entry-level smartphones Galaxy Fame and Galaxy Young

ByinAnnouncements | February 7, 2013

Galaxy Young vs. Galaxy FameSamsung has announced two entry-level smartphones loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean – the Galaxy Fame and the Galaxy Young. Both devices look like miniature and more affordable versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III and are aimed at the youth market with gaming and media focus. The smartphones should be available in the next few months in several color options and dual-SIM variants. Both phones are similar in terms of specs and features, with just a few differences.

Samsung Galaxy Fame vs. Galaxy Young

Samsung Galaxy FameThe Samsung Galaxy Fame, measuring 4.46 x 2.43 x 0.45 inches (113.2 x 61.6 x 11.6 mm) and weighing in at 4.23 ounces (120 g), is the bigger of the two and will be available in pearl white and metallic blue. It packs a 3.5-inch touch screen display with 480 x 320 resolution, 512 MB of RAM, 5 megapixel rear camera with auto focus and LED flash and VGA front-facing shooter. The handset also offers Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connection with other devices and Near Field Communication technology.

The Samsung Galaxy Young, on the other hand, measures 4.31 x 2.31 x 0.50 inches (109.4 x 58.6 x 12.5 mm) and weighs 3.95 ounces (112g) and will be offered in four color versions: white, deep blue, wine red and metallic silver. The phone comes with a smaller 3.27-inch touch screen with the same resolution as the Fame and Bluetooth 3.0. The handset lacks front-facing camera and the rear camera is just 3 megapixel, but on the bright side, the amount of RAM is a decent 768 MB.

Galaxy Young DuosApart from this, the Galaxy Fame and the Galaxy Young are identical. Both are powered by a 1 GHz processor and come with 4 GB of internal storage and microSD slot compatible with up to 64 GB cards for memory expansion, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity and 1300 mAh battery. The handsets will be available in single and dual-SIM versions allowing you to use two numbers in one device. The convenience of using two SIM cards helps you optimize the costs by switching between carriers to choose the plan that meets your needs best at the moment. Dual SIM offers such useful features as Always On which forwards unanswered calls to the other SIM and Hybrid Dual SIM that allows you to make a call on one SIM while simultaneously using 3G data on the other.

The Fame and the Young run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz and intuitive Motion UI which understands your movements and simplifies basic tasks you perform with your phone. Thanks to the Shake To Update feature you can refresh and update widgets and other content with a simple shake of the phone and the Turn To Mute feature allows you to discreetly mute the ringer when you are unable to take the call by turning the phone over.

Both smartphones are pre-loaded with Samsung apps including Samsung Kies, Samsung Hub, Samsung Game Hub Lite, Samsung ChatOn, Samsung S Cloud and S Beam for easy content sharing. They also provide access to the full set of Google apps such as Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, and Google Downloads.

source: Samsung Mobile

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