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Samsung announces Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy mini 2, adds NFC and larger displays

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Samsung has announced two new Android devices, the Galaxy mini 2 and the Galaxy Ace 2. Both feature better displays and cameras amongst other improvements.

Galaxy Ace / Mini 2
Galaxy Ace / Mini 2

Samsung is giving both its Galaxy Ace and Galaxy mini a healthy spec bump today, including improved displays, cameras, more storage, and optional NFC capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 replaces the aging original and features a larger 3.8-inch PLS display with an increased resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 4GB of onboard storage, a five-megapixel rear camera, and a front-facing VGA shooter. It's powered by a dual-core SoC clocked at 800MHz and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a generous helping of TouchWiz on top.

The Galaxy mini 2 will be available in a subtle yellow hue and replaces the original's 3.14-inch QVGA display with a new 3.27-inch HVGA (320 x 480) unit. It's powered by a single-core 800MHz processor and has 4GB storage. Imaging is taken care of by a three-megapixel rear-facing camera, and like the Ace 2 it runs TouchWiz on top of Gingerbread.

The Galaxy Ace 2 is expected to go on sale in the UK this April and the Galaxy mini 2 will be available in France from March before being rolled out globally. Why not check out the differences between the Ace 2, mini 2, and their predecessors using our compare tool?