Samsung has revealed a brand new 4G smartphone for Europe and Asia – the Samsung Galaxy Express – which has left us wondering why it’s not the Galaxy S3 Mini.
Sporting a larger and brighter 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and a faster dual-core 1.2GHz processor, the Galaxy Express is much closer to what we were hoping for back when Samsung revealed the Galaxy S3 Mini.
The handset also sports Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC and 4G LTE for an extremely strong connectivity portfolio. Inside there’s 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage as standard, with the option to expand by up to 32GB using a micro SD memory.
Android Jelly Bean and Samsung’s latest TouchWiz user interface represent the software side of things, so we’re expecting a smooth experience overall.
Design-wise the phone resembles the Galaxy S3 closely, finished in Marble White with the same natural design sporting curves and smooth lines throughout.
On the back of the phone you’ll find a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and up front there’s a 1.3-megapixel sensor for front facing video calls.
The real star of the show, however, is 4G LTE connectivity. Launching in Europe in the very near future, we’re expecting the Galaxy Express to be available through EE in the UK for 4G connectivity. EE currently offers the Galaxy SIII LTE as its only 4G Samsung product, but that should change with the addition of the Galaxy Express.
There’s currently no confirmation of a launch date or price for the phone, but we’re anticipating a launch within the next month or two and a price between £275 and £350.