Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Announced; Comes With a 3.2-inch HVGA Display

Along with the Galaxy Ace 2, Samsung also announced the successor of another l0w-end Android smartphone -Galaxy Mini – the Galaxy Mini 2. The Mini 2 comes with an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot which supports cards of up to 32GB.

The handset also has a 3.27-inch HVGA (320×480) TFT display, sensors like Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, and surprisingly NFC, which is optional. All other basic connectivity features like A-GPS, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0, and HSPA 7.2Mbps are also present. At the back of of the Mini 2 is a 3MP fixed-focus camera, without any sort of LED flash. The phone can record videos in VGA resolution at 25FPS, and can playback WVGA videos at 30FPS.

The Galaxy Mini 2 will be running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI on top of it. A 1300-mAh battery powers this Mini handset. The back-cover of the phone will be done in funky yellow color, instead of the boring grey/black, so as to appeal to youngsters.

The handset will be available in France from March, before being available in other regions of the world.


Samsung Announces Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update For Galaxy Branded Handsets

Samsung has announced that it will start rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for its Galaxy branded Android handsets.

The Galaxy branded Android handsets include Galaxy S, Ace, Fit, Mini, Gio, Galaxy Tab and some Galaxy branded handsets meant for Korea.


Here is a small change-log of the update :

· Faster Performance Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
· Upgraded Usability The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.

Galaxy S users in the U.K and Nordic Countries will get the update by mid-May. The update will then be gradually rolled out to European, North America and Asian countries. Other Galaxy branded handsets will also taste Gingerbread in the Nordic countries by the end of this month.

Samsung did release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Galaxy S in the middle of last month. But, later on the update was pulled back by the company for some unknown reasons.