Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
|Compatible networks||3G 850/900/1800/1900 MHz;
3.5G HSPA 14.4 Mbps (DL)/5.76 (UL) Mbps 900/2100 MHz; (Canada HSPA 850/1900 MHz)
|First released||UK May 22, 2012|
|Predecessor||Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus|
|Successor||Samsung Galaxy Ace 3|
|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)|
|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 MB)|
|Storage||4 GB (accessible: 1GB)|
|Removable storage||microSD up to 32 GB|
|Battery||1,500 mAh, 5.0 Wh, 3.7 V, internal rechargeable Li-ion, user replaceable|
|Data inputs||Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen
Capacitive touch-sensitive buttons
|Display||3.8 in (97 mm) TFT LCD diagonal.
480×800 px (244ppi) WVGA
|Rear camera||5 Mpx 2560×1920 max, autofocus, LED flash, HD video recording 1280×720 px MPEG4 at 30 FPS|
|Front camera||Yes, VGA|
|Connectivity||3.5 mm jack
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Near field communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
|Other||Swype keyboard, Google Play, Polaris™ Office, ChatON, Social Hub, Readers Hub and Game Hub|
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy Ace II 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 specs with slightly larger screen dimensions (4.0 inches); similar specifications for RAM and storage space, but contains a single-core 1 GHz CPU (MSM7227A, code name Snapdragon 1 with enhanced Adreno 200 GPU) instead of an 800 MHz dual-core, has 645MB of accessible RAM, and close to 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 user interface as the default user interface.
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