Samsung has announced the availability of its Galaxy Ace 2 handset in the UK.
The South Korean phone maker teamed up with UK mobile operator Three to introduce the sequel to the popular Android smartphone Galaxy Ace, and it will run on the older version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Three UK already sells the Galaxy Ace 2 through its website, but intends to stock up store shelves starting May 25.
It features a 3.8-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution screen, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and a VGA front-facing camera for video calls.
The internal hardware specs include an 800MHz dual-core processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 768MB of RAM and 4GB of embedded storage space.
Three UK said that the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 will come with a price tag starting from £22 a month without upfront payment on an “Essential Internet 500″ plan, which also offers free unlimited mobile. Consumers who prefer pay as you go will have to offer up £229.99.
Rival UK mobile operator O2 has posted a ‘Coming Soon’ status for the handset and intends to sell it within this month, whereas Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone have yet to post the Galaxy Ace 2 on their ‘Coming Soon’ pages. Apart from the UK, Samsung also released the phone in Germany.