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Samsung Unveils New Line of Budget Galaxy Phones

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:27pm

Samsung Monday unveiled a quartet of low- to mid-range Galaxy line of smartphones. 

Today's announcement expands the Galaxy line with the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Young 2, and Galaxy Star 2. 

While Samsung didn't provide the prices or carrier partnerships for the new phones, it did say that devices will offer "exceptional smartphone experience at an affordable price."

The high-end of the line is the Galaxy Core II, which features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a 4.5-inch display, 2,000mAh battery and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. The lower end, the Galaxy Star 2, comes packing a more modst single-core 1 GHz processor and a 3.5-inch HGVA display. 

Samsung said that all of the new phones will come running Android 4.4 and feature the company's TouchWiz Essence UI. 

The new phones are focused on a more affordable segment of the market to which Samsung has been less attentive as it pushed its flagship galaxy devices like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note phablet. 

While Samsung hasn't revealed where it will release the new line, the devices are likely to put competitive pressure on offerings from Motorlola like the affordable Moto E, G and X. 

 

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