Samsung Announces Galaxy Fame, Galaxy Young Smartphones With Dual-SIM Options
Samsung has today added another two smartphones to its Galaxy family in the form of the Galaxy Fame and the Galaxy Young. Both mid-range devices are to offer Android on a budget, and their optional dual-SIM capabilities make them ideal for those who frequently use their smartphones for both work and play. Samsung will be showcasing the devices at Mobile World Congress later this month, but we have the full specifications for both below.
The Galaxy Fame is powered by Jelly Bean — though it’s unclear exactly which version — and offers a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD. It has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, plus a VGA quality front-facing camera, and a 1,300 mAh battery.
Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and NFC. The Galaxy Fame measures 113.2 x 61.6 x 11.6 mm, and weighs 120.6 grams. It’ll be available in the coming months in white and metallic blue — just like the Galaxy S III.
The Galaxy Young is even more low-end, sporting a smaller 3.27-inch HVGA display, and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera. There’s no front-facing camera on the Galaxy Young, but it does — for some reason — have more RAM at 768MB. It will also be available in more colors, including white, deep blue, metallic silver, and wine red — and it’s slightly smaller at 109.4 x 58.6 x 12.5 mm.
Both the Galaxy Fame and the Galaxy Young will have an optional dual-SIM card slot, which will allow you to use two SIM cards simultaneously. This is a great feature for those who use the same smartphone for work and play, and have to keep switching out different SIM cards to juggle different numbers.
Pricing hasn’t been announced for either device yet, but Samsung may offer more details later this month when it shows off the devices at MWC.