Samsung announces four new budget smartphones running Android 4.4

Saqib Shah
July 1, 2014

Not content with releasing a new flagship device and a new wearable range already this year, Samsung is launching several new budget smartphones aimed squarely at the entry-level market.

The Korean manufacturer has unveiled a quartet of new affordable Galaxy smartphones, with similar entry-level specs.

First off the block is the Galaxy Core II which features a 4.5-inch WVGA display. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz processor paired with a 2,000mAh battery.

Next up, Samsung announced the Galaxy Ace 4, which is slightly less powerful with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. It features a 1,800mAh battery coupled with LTE connectivity. A slightly less powerful 3G model is available with a 1GHz processor and a 1,500mAh battery.

The Galaxy Young 2 is even less powerful than the first two devices with a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a single-core 1GHz processor, and a 1,300mAh battery.

Finally, rounding out the new range of budget smartphones, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Star 2 which is identical to the Galaxy Young 2, but with a lower-resolution 2MP camera.

Although the four devices offer nothing exceptional in terms of hardware, the software – at least – is significantly more up to date.

All four budget smartphones  run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box – which is the latest version of the OS that many handsets are currently upgrading to –  and they also come with the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay on top.


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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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