Samsung announces Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame smartphones

Brittany A. Roston - Feb 5, 2013, 1:45am CST
Samsung announces Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame smartphones

On Sunday, we reported that benchmarks had appeared for five unannounced Samsung devices, two of which have officially been announced today: the Galaxy Fame and the Galaxy Young. Both handsets are mid-range, aimed at those who need a combination of budget-friendly pricing and decent hardware. Both feature the distinct Galaxy style.

First up is the Galaxy Young, which runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will be available in white, wine red, deep blue, and metallic silver. Inside you’ll find a 1GHz processor and 768MB of RAM, as well as 4GB of internal storage space and a microSD expansion slot with support for up to 64GB. The screen is a 3.27-inch HVGA TFT display; there’s a rear 3-megapixel camera.


The Galaxy Fame is similar, featuring slightly higher specs. This handset likewise runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and features a 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage space with up to 64GB of expansion. The rear camera is 5-megapixels, and the display is 3.5-inches at HVGA resolution. There’s Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

In terms of software, both Galaxy handsets feature Samsung Hub, Samsung Kies, TouchWiz, S Cloud, and ChatON. Both are pre-loaded with Google apps, including Gmail, YouTube, Navigation, G+, Maps, and more. Overall, both handsets look like solid mid-range Galaxy offerings similar to other Galaxy handsets already available. No word on availability or price yet.

[via Samsung]

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