Last week saw the official introduction of Samsung's Galaxy Ace Plus, an update of the popular mid-level Android smartphone released in early 2011.
In the official press release, Samsung told us that the "Ace Plus will be available in Russia starting from January 2012, and will be gradually rolled out to Europe", with no further specific details. However, we can now confirm that the Ace Plus will be landing in Expansys' warehouses in the week starting the 13th of February.
Available for pre-order now, the Ace Plus is designed for "trendy and sociable young professionals" and aims for an easy and fun mobile experience and should cost from around £249.99 at launch. As you might guess by the name, the Ace Plus is a evolution of the original Ace. Looks wise little has changed, but it has received a number of welcome internal upgrades. There's 200MHz more power with a 1GHZ processor plus 512MB of RAM which should combine to make it feel much more snappy and help it deal with mulitasking and the latest apps.
There's also Android 2.3 Gingerbread running the show with Samsung's TouchWiz interface on top and a significant increase of internal storage to 3GB, with 2GB for multimedia and 1GB for applications. The screen has also increased in size from 3.5 to 3.65 inches, though there hasn't been a rise in resolution with the same 320 x 480 specification as before. The camera is also the same at 5MP.
Reckoned to be an affordable mid-range option, the Galaxy Ace Plus could be another serving of Samsung success when it arrives in just over a month. Keep an eye on the site for the exact arrival date and price closer to the time.