Samsung Launches 4G Galaxy Ace 3 in the UK

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Ace 3 handset, bringing another 4G option to its customers in the UK who don’t want to shell out for a top-of-the-range device.

It is running the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, no doubt heeding the flack it got for not having this on the Ace 2, and with a 1.2GHz quadcore chipset, is up there with the Samsung S4.

The screen is larger than previous Ace versions, but is still an inch off the S4, which actually means its small enough for those people who want a phone that fits comfortably in their pocket. And that smaller screen means less weight – it is just over 10g lighter than its high-end cousin at 119g. But its 1GB of RAM doesn’t quite match up and the 5-megapixel camera is positively primitive for many smartphone buyers today.

It has a range additional smart features to lure in the punters, including the S Translator, S Travel information guides and S Voice. Samsung has added its facial recognition tech for saving battery life when you are away from your handset and an easy mode for top-level functionality. 

It also works on standard 3G.