Samsung Dilutes the Galaxy Line with the Fame and Young, Two Low-End Budget Devices

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Samsung just continues to amaze me. In retrospect, I actually shouldn't be all that taken aback by the moves they make, especially considering they are totally dominating the mobile industry right now. That pretty much gives them the freedom to do whatever the hell they want (I know, I know crazy talk right there).

Samsung has further saturated, or diluted (depending on how you feel about the news), the Galaxy line by introducing two new budget entries. The Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame were recently announced, and unveiled in some press shots, by Samsung. As you can draw from the images, these little guys are much smaller than their Galaxy brethren. The Galaxy S3 is clearly larger than both of these devices, which means there's no reason to bring up the Galaxy Note II. Yet strangely, I brought the name up anyways.

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Based on their overall size, limited availability of features and low end specs list, I'm willing to bet these two Galaxy phones are going to be offered on the cheap. Some rather surprising news is that these two devices will come bundled with Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box. There certainly aren't too many budget devices getting the Jelly Bean treatment these days.

Samsung Galaxy Young

Galaxy Young Front and Rear

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Let's start with the Galaxy Young:

  • 3.27-inch HVGA Display
  • Maximum 480×320 Resolution (Ouch)
  • 1GHz Single-core Processor
  • 768MB of Installed RAM (Ouch again)
  • 1300mAh Battery
  • 3MP Rear Facing Camera
  • 4GB Internal Storage Capacity
  • MicroSD Expansion Slot (up to 64GB)
  • Bluetooth v3.0
  • Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Complete TouchWiz UI Experience
  • Dimensions: 58.6mm x 109.4mm x 12.5mm

Oh yeah, there's no mistaking that quality. It's a budget device alright, but that's not a problem. I'm sure there is someone out there, that is willing to shell out the money for one of these, right?

Samsung Galaxy Fame

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Galaxy Fame Front and Rear

Moving right along; next we have the Galaxy Fame. It's a little better than the Young, but not by much. Here, are the specs:

  • 3.5-inch HVGA Display
  • Maximum 480×320 Resolution (Ouch)
  • 1GHz Single-core Processor
  • 512MB of Installed RAM (Super ouch)
  • 1300mAh Battery
  • 5MP Rear Facing Camera with LED Flash
  • VGA Front Facing Camera
  • 4GB Internal Storage Capacity
  • MicroSD Expansion Slot (up to 64GB)
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC Functionality
  • Complete TouchWiz UI Experience
  • Dimensions: 61.6mm x 113.2mm x 11.6mm

That's the higher-end Galaxy Fame for you. I find it odd that the Fame has less RAM than the Young despite being a better device overall, but I have to assume that Samsung knows what they're doing.

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Both models will be available in standard versions and in dual SIM models, so they should work pretty much anywhere.

Unfortunately, we don't have any information about availability, release dates or prices at this time. It looks like we'll just have to wait until Samsung is ready to clue us in a little more. Don't worry, as soon as we know here at Android Headlines, you'll know.

What you do you think about the Young and the Fame? Has Samsung made a smart move by fleshing out the Galaxy line, with two budget friendly models?

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There probably are some consumers out there that won't mind having Galaxy S3 look-alikes with less power.

Source: Samsung Mobile Press

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