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Samsung unveils Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy Mini 2 mobiles

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

Mobile World Congress hasn't started yet, but already details of new mobiles being launched at the show are leaking out on the web.

Our sister site Stuff.tv reports that a pair of budget Samsung mobiles have slipped out of the gate early – the Galaxy Ace 2 and the Galaxy Mini 2.

Neither phone is going to trouble high-end smartphones like the iPhone 4S or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, instead offering entry-level features for those on a budget.

The 3.8in Galaxy Ace 2 packs in a WVGA display, an 800MHz processor, a 5MP camera and front-facing VGA snapper along with 4GB of internal storage (expandable with a microSD card).

The Galaxy Mini 2, meanwhile, sports a 3.27in HVGA display together with a 3MP camera and the same 800MHz processor and 4GB of (microSD-expandable) internal memory.

Both phones arrive sporting Samsung's TouchWiz screen over Android 2.3 Gingerbread. You also get the usual wi-fi, Bluetooth and USB 2.0 connectivity.

The Galaxy Mini 2 will hit France in March, with a wider release to follow. The Galaxy Ace 2 will arrive on UK shores in April, with pricing yet to be confirmed.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.