At the 2013 Samsung Forum – which is going on in Jakarta now, the Korean giants have showed off some of their new mobile devices. Alongside the already announced Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung have also unveiled the Galaxy Youth, Fame and Grand to take over the torch from the ageing Galaxy Y, M & W. On top of that, they also showed off the Galaxy Express, an interesting 4.5inch LTE enabled S3 lookalike. For the people who can’t seem to keep their phones away from disaster, there is the Galaxy Xcover 2, a rugged handset that will survive a barrage of punishment.
Hit the jump to find out more about the various handsets that were announced today
First up we have the new Samsung Galaxy Young and Fame that is exactly like its name implies, for the youth market. The Galaxy Young features a 3.27inch HVGA TFT screen 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM and runs Jellybean straight out of the box. Combined with a 1,300mAh battery and a 3MP camera, it looks like a lacklustre phone for you and I but for a first smartphone, it’s pretty darn good. The Galaxy Fame is almost exactly the same as the Young except with a 5MP camera.
Up the line we have the Samsung Galaxy Grand. Packing a whopping 5inch screen, the Grand also has a 1.2GHz Quad Core processor with 1GB RAM, 8MP camera and 2,100mAh battery. It is one of those handsets which is a bridge from entry level and mid level
Next up we have the very rugged but slightly plasticky Galaxy Xcover 2. To be fair, the phone is not all that bad, with a 4inch WXGA TFT screen, 1GHz Dual-Core processor with 1GB RAM and 5MP camera it may not win any awards for being at the head of the pack specs wise, but with 100% dust protection and up to 30mins of water protection in up to a metre, it is an interesting addition to the Galaxy family.
And rounding up the new Galaxy releases is the Galaxy Express. Sporting a 4.5inch Super AMOLED+ display, the Galaxy Express is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad Core processor and 1GB of RAM and runs Jelly Bean as well. One of the selling points is that the Galaxy Express features LTE connectivity which will work even on the Malaysian networks when it does come to market.
We have no details on local availability of the devices, but we will update this post as soon as we do.