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Samsung goes 4G with Galaxy Express

samsung-galaxy-express.jpgHitting a 4G LTE note for its Galaxy range, Samsung has released the Galaxy Express, which it describes as a “feature-rich multimedia device offering 4G LTE for social explorers”.

The 4G enables faster multimedia streaming and downloads, the company confidently claim (overconfidently, I would presume), and it has a 4.5in Super AMOLED Plus screen.

Running on Android 4.1 – aka Jelly Bean I – the press release emphasises its smooth operating Butter-based interface. It also supports AllShare Play for sharing content with Samsung Smart TVs, and S Beam for transferring video and music to other devices.

There’s also Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) support, for connecting directly to HD displays, and NFC for short range  wireless information sharing.

UK availability will apparently be “H1″ of this year…

I like to note the specs of these high-end offerings, for posterity… (from the Samsung press release).

Samsung Galaxy Express Product Specifications

 


Network

 LTE        800/900/1800/2600

HSPA+     850/900/2100

EDGE      850/900/1800/1900

Processor

1.2 GHz dual-core processor

Display

 4.5″ WVGA Super AMOLED Plus

OS

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Camera

Main(Rear): 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash

Sub(Front): 1.3-megapixel Camera

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8,

Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM

Full HD(1080p) Playback & HD(720p) Recording

Audio

Codec: MP3, Vorbis(OGG), WMA, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR(NB,WB), MIDI,

WAV, Flac

Music Player with SoundAlive

3.5mm Ear Jack

Content Features & Services

Samsung Apps

Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air

Samsung TouchWiz

Samsung Hub

- Game Hub* / Video Hub*

- Music Hub* / Readers Hub* (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)

Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service

Samsung AllShare Play

S Beam

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

GPS

A-GPS

Glonass

Connectivity

Bluetooth® v 4.0

USB 2.0

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hot spot

Wi-Fi Direct

MHL

NFC

Sensor

Accelerometer, Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro

Memory

8GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)

microSD (up to 32GB)

Dimension

132.2 x 69.1 x 9.3 mm, 139.1 g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 2,000mAh

? The availability of each Samsung Hub and Google service may differ by country.

? All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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