Samsung rolled out the Galaxy Ace 3, which was up its sleeves all this while, and in the news for the past couple of days. Timed just right for the crucial summer and back-to-school shopping seasons, the handset redefines mainstream by introducing a couple of killer features for its price-segment. The handset is being offered in three variants, a basic single-SIM with 3G HSDPA support (model: GT-S7270), a dual-SIM with 3G HSDPA version for select markets (GT-S7272), and a variant with 4G LTE support (GT-S7275).
All three variants run Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean" operating system, taking it to the masses. It's backed by Samsung's in-house TouchWiz user-interface, and Samsung Apps marketplace sitting next to Google Play.
Measuring 121.2 x 62.7 x 9.8 mm, and weighing in at 119 g, the Galaxy Ace 3 features a 4-inch WVGA screen (800 x 480 pixels). In the imaging department, you get a 5-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, and a VGA front-facing one. Its overall styling is similar to the Galaxy S Duos (GT-S7562), and it's available in white and black color options.
Under the hood, the 3G single- and dual-SIM variants get a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, while the 4G LTE variant gets a faster 1.2 GHz chip to keep up with high-bandwidth network stacks. Both kinds get 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage for the LTE and 4 GB of storage for the 3G variants, and a micro-SDHC slot, letting you up storage to 32 GB. A 1,500 mAh battery powers them. Other connectivity include 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.