Samsung, in its never-ending quest to take over the world, has officially announced that the Galaxy Ace Style — launched just last week in Germany — will soon hit retail shelves around the globe. The Style is the first offering from Samsung’s Galaxy Ace line and, without question, is a low-end device with less than impressive specs. It “features” a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch WVGA TFT (800 x 480) display, a mind-blowing 512MB of RAM, a 1500mAh battery, plus 4GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that will allow you to expand your storage by up to 64GB. There is also a 5-megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing camera, as well as the usual Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi b/g/n, and NFC support. Android 4.4 KitKat is the operating system running it all, which isn’t surprising considering Google said KitKat was optimized for low-end devices.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Style looks to be a somewhat tempting choice for those looking to get a “smartphone” that can download apps, send emails, and get on the web. But with only 512MB of RAM that will go very quickly, this might not be the most viable option for some of our readers, especially those who consider themselves “Power Users” looking to do a lot of multitasking on their phone. According to the press release, the Galaxy Ace Style will be available beginning this month in markets around the world, and will be available in two color options: Cream White and Dark Gray. No pricing information was given, but the folks at SamMobile suggest it will run anywhere between $276 and $413 (200-300 EUR). That seems a bit steep considering you can pick up the Moto G 8GB variant for about $200.
Does anyone out there have their eye on the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style as their next device? Perhaps you’re picking it up as a gift for a younger child or older relative who doesn’t need all of that extra computing power? This could be a great device for your grandparents who only use the Internet for sending pictures through email, or browsing the occasional web page. Whatever the case may be, go ahead and drop us a line in the comment thread below. We’d love to hear from you!