News out of Samsung suggests that a new handset is on its way in the first half of 2013. The interesting news here is that the phone, the Samsung Galaxy Express, is being touted as a 4G handset for less, so great news for potential users who want the enhanced features without dipping into the rainy day fund.
Although aimed at the low-to-mid end of the market there really isn't any significant loss to design prowess or features of the phone and let's face it when was the last time Samsung produced anything that didn’t woo punters.
The visual performance is usually one of the top requirements for a great phone and the Galaxy Express won't disappoint here with its 4.5-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display. Next on the list is the camera and this offers a healthy 5-mergapixels resolution with a secondary 1.3 megapixel camera for video calls.
The platform that the Galaxy Express uses is Android 4.1 and this will snake its way through the most difficult tasks thanks to a powerful 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. In the box will be an 8GB-memory card for storage of media files.
The handset is only 9.3mm thick and Samsung has ensured a successful launch by adding in all their own tricks that have entertained users on high-end products. These include AllShare Play for sharing music and photos between Samsung phones, tablets and smart TV’s. NFC is onboard for contactless payments and S Beam allows users to share by just touching two phones together.
Overall it seems like this will be another success story as Samsung continues to strip away customers from the competition.