Hot off the heels of AT&T’s successful launch back in November, Samsung has launched its Galaxy Express smartphone for additional markets worldwide. In case you’ve forgotten, this attractive mid-range device features a 4.5-inch screen with a SuperAMOLED Plus display, 1.2GHz dual-core chip, a gig of RAM, a hefty 2,000mAh battery inside, Jelly Bean and for all the markets out there that support 4G LTE— there’s a built-in 4G LTE chip inside as well. All-in-all, the Galaxy Express appears to be a solid value-driven smartphone for those who aren’t looking to break the bank too much.
While the device has formally been announced, Samsung is staying mum on how much the device will cost and which international markets will see the device first— but we’re hoping to have an answer for both questions sooner than later.
In an attempt to keep up with its incredibly quick release schedule, Samsung has officially delivered the source code for a duo of new devices. Both the Galaxy Express on AT&T and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on T-Mobile are the newest members to join the kernel source club, meaning stable custom ROMs could be on the foreseeable horizon. So, if you’ve got either of these two devices and consider yourself a tinkerer, you can hit the source link below to get in on the developmental action.
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Yes, you’re reading that title correctly. Samsung is releasing yet another device rocking the ‘Galaxy’ tag. I have nothing against Samsung as a Samsung device is my daily driver, but really? Why not just call it the Mini-Mini? Although not too much of a surprise seeing as we caught wind of this device back in September, it just seems like we’ve been bombarded with Galaxy titles this fall. This device at least makes a little sense as it fills the entry-level, first-time smartphone buyer segment. Samsung now seems to have a well-rounded portfolio as it were. Strike while the iron’s hot, as they say. The Galaxy Express will have a 4.5-inch screen backed by a 1GHz dual-core processor and a 2000 mAh battery powering Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. A 5MP camera and the ability to run on AT&T’s LTE network will round out the package. I realize this is for first-time buyers and $99 seems a little high these days on contract, as there are certainly other deals to be had out there.
In a joint announcement issued by AT&T and Samsung, the two shared information on some devices slated to be available “in the coming months” for AT&T’s 4G LTE network. The devices include three smartphones powered by Android and one tablet device.
Headlining the list of forthcoming devices is the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the eagerly awaited for successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note. Unveiled earlier this month, the “phablet” device will sport a 5.5-inch screen and a quad-core Exynos processor to power Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Samsung’s S-Pen apps.
Samsung just filed for US trademark protection for a new series of names for their Galaxy series of devices, in addition to the ones filed earlier for the Galaxy Emerge, Stellar, and Halo. Whether or not these new names end up as commercial products, Samsung now has the option to use Galaxy Thunder, Galaxy Express, and Galaxy Accelerate. Could these actually be three names for the upcoming Galaxy S III, each slated for a different US carrier? We’ll have to wait and see.
One other interesting trademark from Samsung is Samsung Wallet, which sounds like an NFC payment system that could be another competitor to Google Wallet and ISIS. Just what does Samsung have up its sleeve?
source: uspto (thunder), uspto (express), uspto (accelerate), uspto (samsung wallet)