Samsung Announces International Galaxy Express

samsung galaxy express

Samsung is the top selling Android smartphone manufacturer for a reason. Not only do they produce high end devices like the Galaxy S III, The Galaxy Tab, and The Galaxy Note series, they also pump out low to mid range devices as a way of introducing people to the smartphone world. These handsets give people who can’t afford “the next big thing” enough features that they don’t feel too left out in the fast moving tech world.

Today the company announced the Samsung Galaxy Express, which should make it’s in person debut at Mobile World Congress 2013 next month in Barcelona, Spain. The Express, which looks a lot like the Galaxy S III will feature 4G LTE among other things and is geared towards “the young social explorer. Faster multimedia streaming and downloads mean less waiting time and more enjoyment! Internet browsing is super-fast, and video and text chat sessions flawlessly stable and reliable.”

At this point some AT&T customers here in the United States may be scratching their heads saying “But I already own the Galaxy Express“, and you’d be correct in your confusion. It appears as though Samsung is refreshing a device just released a few months ago for the international market. Maybe it’s that the original  Galaxy Express wasn’t a hot seller or the fact that it was launched with very little fanfare but Sammy didn’t even bother adding a “II” or “International” at the end of the newer version. In any case the “New” Galaxy Express will be seeing a slight processor downgrade from 1.5 GHz to 1.2GHz. Currently here in the US the Galaxy Express can be had on contract for $99.00.

Here are the rest of the Specs for the apparent International Galaxy Express:

  • 4.5-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable by another 32GB
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a 1.3-megapixel front camera
  • Bluetooth v4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hot spot, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Android 4.1
  • 2,000mAh battery

Not everyone is a power user and the Galaxy Express does seem like a nice starter phone for anyone looking for a device to just get the job done. Are any of our international readers planning on grabbing this?