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Galaxy Ace Plus and Galaxy M Style announced by Samsung

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Samsung has launched two new budget-minded Android handsets — the Galaxy Ace Plus, destined for Europe, the MIddle East, Asia, and Africa, and the Samsung Galaxy M Style, which is initially destined for Korea.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus and Galaxy M Style
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus and Galaxy M Style

Samsung has launched a pair of new Android handsets, the Galaxy Ace Plus and Galaxy M Style. Both bolster the company's lower-end Android offerings, though offer some distinctive features — including a 4-inch Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy M Style — and are destined for different markets.

As its name suggests, the Ace Plus is an evolution of the original Ace, and while on the outside very little has changed, the phone has received a number of hardware improvements. The TFT screen keeps its 480 x 320 resolution, though is a little bigger at 3.65 inches. The updated handset has a 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM, which should make it feel far quicker in everyday use over its predecessor. Other improvements include a significant bump in internal storage to 3GB with 1GB for apps, and the inclusion of Bluetooth 3.0. It also has a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash. The Ace Plus runs Android 2.3, and as ever it's loaded with Samsung's TouchWiz skin. It's launching in Russia this month, with Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa coming soon afterwards. For the full differences between the Ace and the Ace Plus, check out our comparison tool.

The Galaxy M Style bears a closer resemblance to the company's flagship handsets, with the part-metal body housing a 4-inch Super AMOLED display. While the phone only has a single-core 1GHz processor, and the amount of RAM is unannounced, it offers 4GB of internal storage. The main camera has a 3-megapixel sensor, while the front-facing shooter is VGA. The handset also includes a DMB tuner, runs Android 2.3 with TouchWiz, and comes in three colorways — blue / black, white / silver, and lavender pink. It's set to ship in Korea for around $500, though no release date's been given just yet.