Samsung recently showed off a new low-end handset, the Galaxy Ace Style, in Germany, and now, the Korean manufacturer has announced the device for the global market. The Galaxy Ace Style is the first Samsung handset to pair Android 4.4 KitKat and 512MB of RAM, and could be the device that showcases just how the company’s feature-packed and heavy software fares with that combination.
The Galaxy Ace Style sports a 4-inch screen of 800×480 resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 4GB of internal storage and a microSD slot, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and a 1500 mAh battery. On the software side, the phone flaunts the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI (dubbed TouchWiz Essence on this particular handset), which can also be seen on the company’s flagship Galaxy S5. The handset also features a new design on the back, though the material used is still plastic
Samsung will begin selling the Galaxy Ace Style sometime in April, in Cream White and Dark Gray color options. The price hasn’t been announced yet, though a Netherlands retailer lists it as 159 Euro – that’s not exactly the most suitable price tag, and for those willing to live without a microSD slot and some of Samsung’s value-added features, the Motorola Moto G 16GB would be a considerably better option.