Samsung announces Galaxy Young with Android 4.1 ahead of MWC

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Samsung announces Galaxy Young with Android 4.1 ahead of MWC
We've seen the Samsung Galaxy Young as part of the company's Galaxy product roadmap for 2013 amongst other devices. The Korean manufacturer has announced the Galaxy Young ahead of the Mobile World Congress scheduled for later this month. As of now, there is no word on pricing and availability of the device, though the earlier leaked roadmap hints at an April 2013 availability.

Measuring 58.6x109.4x12.5 mm and weighing 112 grams, the Galaxy Young is a mid-range offering from Samsung. It features a 3.27-inch HVGA TFT display that runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It comes with a 3-megapixel rear camera. It is powered by a 1GHz processor alongside 768MB RAM. There's 4GB of internal storage and a microSD expansion slot with support for up to 64GB.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0. It comes with a 1,300mAh battery. The device will be available in white, wine red, deep blue, and metallic silver. As far as software is concerned it will feature the Samsung Hub, Samsung Kies, TouchWiz, S Cloud and ChatON messenger. Samsung says that the Galaxy Young will be available in a dual-SIM version as well depending on the launch regions.

Last week, Samsung had launched the Galaxy Xcover 2, a rugged smartphone aimed at outdoor explorers. This device was also part of the company's product roadmap for 2013. The rugged smartphone is dust and sand proof and even water resistant to a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes (IP67 Certified). Users can take under water pictures with the help of a dedicated camera button. There's a strap holder as well that helps you avoid dropping the phone along with a battery cover lock as well.

Other features include a 4-inch WVGA TFT LCD display , Android 4.1, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera, 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM, 4GB of on-board storage with external expansion support up to 32GB and a standard Li-ion 1,700mAh battery.

Samsung also unveiled another mid-segment offering dubbed as the Galaxy Fame, which boasts slightly better specs in terms of screen size, camera (includes a VGA front camera as well) and optional NFC for connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy Young key specifications
  • 3.27-inch HVGA TFT display
  • 1GHz processor
  • 768MB RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage expandable upto 64GB via microSD
  • 3-megapixel rear camera
  • Wi-Fi/Wi-FI Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0
  • 1,300mAh battery
  • Android 4.1
  • 58.6x109.4x12.5 mm
  • 112 grams

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