Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

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Galaxy Ace 2
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 logo.jpg
Front Ace 2.JPG
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Series Galaxy
Compatible networks GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3.5G 900/2100 MHz
• HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s (DL)
• HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s (UL)
Canada: HSPA 850/1900 MHz
First released UK May 22, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-05-22)

Samsung Galaxy Ace

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus
Successor Samsung Galaxy Ace 3
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 118.3 mm (4.66 in) H
62.3 mm (2.45 in) W
10.5 mm (0.41 in) D
Weight 122 g (4.3 oz)
Operating system Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread (upgradeable to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean)[1] and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via Custom Roms
System on chip ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500
CPU Dual-core 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A9
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP
Memory 768 MB RAM (accessible: 555-624 MB depending on kernel parameters)
Storage 4 GB (accessible: 1GB)
Removable storage microSD up to 32 GB
Battery 1,500 mAh, 5.55 Wh, 3.7 V, internal rechargeable Li-ion, user replaceable
Data inputs Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Push buttons
Capacitive touch-sensitive buttons
Display 3.8 in (97 mm) TFT LCD diagonal.
480x800 px (244ppi) WVGA
16M colors
Rear camera 5 Mpx 2560x1920 max, autofocus, LED flash, HD video recording 1280x720 px MPEG4 at 30 FPS
Front camera Yes, VGA
Connectivity 3.5 mm jack
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Micro-USB 2.0
Near field communication (NFC)* *GT-I8160P model only
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Other Swype keyboard, Google Play, Polaris™ Office, ChatON, Social Hub, Readers Hub and Game Hub
SAR Head: 0.69 W/kg 1 g
Body: 1.31 W/kg 1 g
Hotspot: -[2]

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (GT-I8160) is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung that runs the open source Android operating system. Announced and released by Samsung in February 2012, the Galaxy Ace 2 is the successor to the Galaxy Ace Plus.[3]

The Galaxy Ace 2 is one of Samsung's cost effective, dual-core Android-based smartphones. Being an upper mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy Ace 2 contains hardware between that of the Galaxy Ace Plus and the Galaxy S Advance; it features a dual-core 800 MHz processor on NovaThor U8500 chipset with the Mali-400 as GPU.

In May 2012, it went on sale in the UK.[4]


The Galaxy Ace 2 is a 3.5G smartphone, offers quad-band GSM and announced with two-band HSDPA (900/2100)MHz at 14.4(DL)/5.76(UL) Mbit/s. The display is a 3.8 inch PLS TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours WVGA (480x800) resolution. There is also a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and auto focus, capable of recording videos at QVGA (320x240), VGA (640x480) and HD (1280x720) pixels resolution. The Galaxy Ace 2 also has a VGA front facing camera. The Galaxy Ace 2 comes with a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery.[5]

The Galaxy Ace 2 comes with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz 4.0 user interface. In September 2012, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Ace 2 will receive an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.[6] The phone can now be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the update being rolled out in phases as of April 1, 2013.[1]

The Galaxy Ace 2 has social network integration abilities and multimedia features. It is also preloaded with basic Google Apps such as Google+ and Google Messenger. The Galaxy Ace 2 is available in Onyx Black and in White.

The device also unofficially supports CyanogenMod versions up to 11.0 (Android 4.4.4)[7] as well as other AOSP-derived roms like AOKP.

Samsung Galaxy Ace II x / Trend[edit]

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 x

The Galaxy Ace II x (GT-S7560M) - Galaxy Trend (GT-S7560) in some markets - is at first glance a variant of the Galaxy Ace 2. In that it has a similar shell and specifications, with a slightly larger screen (4.0 inches); similar specs for RAM and storage space, but contains a single-core 1 GHz Snapdragon S1 CPU (MSM7227A), with an enhanced Adreno 200 GPU instead of an 800 MHz dual-core CPU; has 645 MB of accessible RAM, and nearly 2 GB of user-accessible internal storage. It is powered by Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, running Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz Nature UX as the default user interface.[8] Dual SIM version is also available as Galaxy S Duos (GT-S7562) which has very similar specifications; its major differentiating feature is dual-SIM support.

Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus (GT-S7580)[edit]

Galaxy Trend Plus (GT-S7580) and Galaxy S Duos 2 (GT-S7582) are subsequent variants of Galaxy Ace 2. Trend Plus has added video camera functionality (720p recording), a faster dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, HSPA+, and DLNA support in Bluetooth. HSDPA speed is increased to 21 Mbit/s compared to 7.2 Mbit/s on Galaxy Trend. Trend Plus is powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, running Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz Nature UX frontend as the default user interface. Galaxy S Duos 2 has very similar specifications; its major differentiating feature is dual-SIM support.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update touches down". 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  2. ^, ID=1387665
  3. ^ "Play and Share Faster and Smarter with the GALAXY Ace Plus". Samsung View. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  4. ^ "SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE 2". Samsung View. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  5. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 S8160 - Full phone specifications". Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Samsung details Jelly Bean upgrade roadmap (and it’s not all good)". Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  7. ^ "Unofficial Cyanogenmod for Ace 2". Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  8. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Ace II X S7560M". Retrieved 11-04-2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)