Samsung adds 4G-ready Galaxy Express to Jelly Bean pile

Samsung has introduced a new mid-range handset to its Galaxy range that includes 4G LTE connectivity, dual-core processor, and a 5-megapixel camera.
Written by Ben Woods, Contributor on

Samsung has announced a new Android Jelly-Bean toting 4G-capable handset aimed at the mid-range market.

The Samsung Galaxy Express has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, 4G connectivity, and a 5-megapixel camera. The device is due to go on sale in the first half of this year in the UK, Samsung said in an announcement on Tuesday.

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With its mid-range spec list, Samsung is clearly hoping the "value-driven" handset will appeal to price-sensitive buyers that want most of the functionality of a "hero" handset such as the Galaxy S3, iPhone, or BlackBerry Z10. Despite this, the company would not give any indication of how much it will cost when it arrives in the UK.

Other key specs of the device include near field communications (NFC), the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with Samsung's TouchWiz interface, Bluetooth 4.0, 8GB internal memory (expandable through microSD by an additional 32GB), and a 1.3-megapixel camera.

It also includes Samsung-specific features found on other Galaxy handsets, such as AllShare Play for device-to-device sharing of content and S Beam for wirelessly transferring files with other handsets.

Apps are provided courtesy of the Google Play store, although there is also a Samsung Apps section. Software updates and file transfers are handled by the Samsung Kies and Kies Air wireless software.

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