Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

Samsung has launched the third generation Galaxy Ace 3 budget smartphone in the UK.

Described by Samsung as an updated version of the popular Galaxy Ace 2, the Galaxy Ace 3 is now available from EE and will be followed by retailers including Carphone Warehouse and Tesco. The smartphone brings support for all 4G LTE networks in the UK for those on a budget.

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Simon Stanford, vice president of mobile, Samsung, said: "Our latest addition to the Galaxy portfolio, the Galaxy Ace 3 is packed with loads of features designed to provide a smoother and more intuitive user experience. Following the success of the Galaxy Ace 2, we are confident that our customers will enjoy this new device when it hits the shelves this month."

The Galaxy Ace 3 come pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung features including S Translator, S Travel, S Voice and ChatON. The phone has a mid-range specification including a 4 in (480 x 800) screen and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.  

Other specifications include a 5 Mp rear camera, 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and NFC.

The Ace 3 is slimmer and lighter than the Ace 2 at 119.5g and 10mm and shares a similar style and design to the flagship Galaxy S4. The Galaxy Ace 3 has a SIM-free price of around £250 inc VAT.

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