Details of a new low-end Samsung device leaked today and it looks like this new handset will be called the Galaxy mini 2.
This successor to the Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 has some subtle changes like a bigger 3.3-inch screen with higher resolution (HVGA), a faster 800MHz processor and 3GB of built-in storage. The mini 2 will also run some version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Other noteworthy specs of the mini 2 include a 3 megapixel camera and 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity, again, these are upgrades from the original. If you’re into the whole rounded corners look, and happen to love the design of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S then you’d like this offering. As a low-end device, the Mini should satisfy most users who want a decent Android device at an affordable cost. Looking at the picture and reading the specs, I didn’t catch any signs of a front-facing camera – this most definitely can turn potential buyers off.
Honestly, I don’t think the Galaxy Mini 2 is better than the Samsung Exhibit II 4G, which is another low-end handset that came out a while ago. That said, there’s no word as to what day the Mini 2 will launch, but the picture suggests we can look forward to a debut at MWC.