Part of the magic revolving around Samsung is that there is a device that fits into the needs of just about every type of consumer from the hardcore power user to the casual enthusiast, the photographer and the outdoorsman. Of course all these models also add to the confusion and frustration many folks feel when looking through Samsung’s offerings.
Adding a bit more choice and confusion to the list, Samsung has now announced four new budget models with the most powerful model being the Galaxy Core II. The GC 2 features a 4.5-5inch WVGA display, a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, 768MB RAM, 4GB storage, microSD, a 5MP shooter with LED flash and a 2000mAh battery. Following behind it is the Galaxy Ace 4, with a smaller 4-inch WVGA display and a 1GHz or 1.2GHz dual-core CPU — depending on the market. There’s also a 1500 or 1800 mAh battery and optional LTE connectivity.
Left: Galaxy Ace 4 / Center: Galaxy Young 2 / Right: Galaxy Star 2
On the even lower-end of the scale you’ll finds the Galaxy Young 2 and the Galaxy Star 2. Both handsets offer a single-core 1GHz CPU, a 3.5-inch HGVA display and a 1300 mAh battery. The only difference is that the Galaxy Star has a 2MP camera over the 3MP shooter in the Young 2.
None of these handsets are going to impress anyone and will likely cost more than more powerful options like the Moto E and Moto X, but they will no doubt sell well due to the massive level of brand recognition surrounding Samsung. On the plus side, at least all the above handsets offer Android 4.4 KitKat and the newest version of TouchWiz, both of which should help the devices’ performance when compared to similarly spec’d Samsung devices with older versions of Android.