Samsung just announced two new entry-level android phones called as Samsung Galaxy Fame and Galaxy Young.  These smartphones are targeted to hit the casual consumers who still want a smooth android experience but with a limited budget. Check out their specs after the jump.

We recently covered a story about six new Samsung devices that appeared on benchmarks and just like the 128GB iPad 4, it was confirmed officially days after the leak. However, we only have two devices here so that leaves 4 handsets hanging but we’re sure that they will follow shortly.

Samsung Galaxy Fame flaunts a slightly bigger 3.5-inch HVGA display, a 1GHz single core processor, 512MB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera, and VGA front camera. Although this is a low-end (or mid-range) smartphone, it will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean so that’s a major plus for people who like to try Google’s latest offering. But still, considering how mediocre these specs are, we can’t expect a buttery smooth performance here.  See the full list of specifications below.

Samsung Galaxy Fame Specs

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • Motion UI: Shake to update, Turn over to mute
  • 3.5-inch HVGA display, 320×480 pixel resolution, ~165 ppi
  • 1GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB via microSD
  • 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • VGA front camera
  • Video playback: WVGA@30fps
  • Video recording: VGA@25fps
  • 3G / HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • microUSB v2.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC (optional)
  • Dimensions: 113.2 x 61.6 x 11.6 mm
  • Weight: 120.6 g
  • Colors: pearl white and metallic blue
  • 1300 Li-ion battery
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On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Young features a toned down specs when compared to the Fame (not in all categories though). It has a  smaller screen of 3.27-inches display (almost the same as Galaxy Mini), a similar 1GHz processor, and a bigger 768MB RAM. The Galaxy Young and the Galaxy Fame look almost identical to each other and they only have few minor differences. For one, the Galaxy Young looks similar to the Galaxy Pocket because of its physical and capacitive buttons.

Samsung Galaxy Young Specs

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • Motion UI: Shake to update, Turn over to mute
  • 3.27-inch HVGA display, 320×480 pixel resolution, ~165 ppi
  • 1GHz processor
  • 768MB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB via microSD
  • 3-megapixel camera
  • Video playback: WVGA@30fps
  • Video recording: VGA@24fps
  • 3G / HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v3.0
  • microUSB v2.0
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Dimensions: 58.6 x 109.4 x 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 112g
  • Colors: white, deep blue, wine red and metallic silver
  • 1300 Li-ion battery

If these two will land at a price of less than Php10,000, it’ll not be hard to guess that it will be a big hit.  Of course some people will compare the Galaxy Fame and the Galaxy Young to our top local android phones that costs way cheaper, but hey –  it is Samsung. And with the history of extensive developer support on Samsung handsets, it will surely keep these devices afloat for a couple of years.

The price of Galaxy Fame and Galaxy Young are still unknown but we’re guessing that it will replace their current low-end androids – Galaxy Y and Galaxy Pocket. Hopefully, they will be priced competitively. We’ll let you know once we get more information on their pricing and release date in the Philippines.



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  1. @facebook-570517169:disqus dude walang pakialam ang samsung kung papatok ito sa pilipinas. hindi lang naman dito ibebenta to. at maraming consumers dito ang may gusto ng branded gaya ng samsung dahil matibay at siguradong may update. though im a myphone a888 user