04
Feb
young

In Samsung's continuing quest to conquer every single niche in the smartphone world, they've got two new entries on the low end. The Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame are positively tiny compared to most of the other Galaxy phones, and based on their specifications, will probably be quite cheap when they hit the market. The Young is slightly lower on the totem pole than the Fame, but fortunately, both use Jelly Bean 4.1.

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The Galaxy Young seems to be the very definition of a budget smartphone, thanks to its tiny 3.27-inch HVGA (480x320) screen, 1Ghz single-core processor, 768MB of RAM, and a 1300mAh battery. The only camera option option is a 3MP rear shooter. Storage is limited to 4GB, though the addition of a MicroSD card slot is a mercy. Naturally the software has the full TouchWiz treatment, complete with a light version of Samsung's Game Hub. Dimensions are 58.6x109.4 x12.5mm.

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The Galaxy Fame is slightly more high-end, with a 3.5-inch screen of the same resolution, a 5MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. You also get NFC and Glonass GPS. Strangely, the Fame has a slightly lower 512MB of RAM. Other specifications are identical, and it's a bit taller, wider, and thinner at 113.2x61.6x11.6mm. Both phones will be available in standard versions and the increasingly popular dual SIM models. There is no word on when either will be available for purchase, where, or for how much.

Samsung GALAXY Young and Samsung GALAXY Fame

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Brfield

    "Strangely, the Flame has a slightly..."

    should it not be "Fame"? Just helping out :P

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Fixed, thanks.

  • http://www.ScienceProUSA.com SciencePro

    Yikes, that screen resolution...

  • aatifsumar

    Wish other manufacturers would follow Samsung's example of launching low end device with Jelly Bean. Also, wish Samsung would stop diluting the brand value of the Note II and S III by launching everything under Galaxy branding.

  • wewewi

    I'd really like to see a more high-end dual-sim phone. I'm not expecting a flagship, but something like a One S or a Galaxy Premier.. you know..

    • Floflo

      Have a look at the Wiko CINK PEAX. It's not really at the top of the high-end but it's a very good value. However I think it's only sold in France...

  • pn

    but Samsung already launched old Young in 2011, they should name the newer one young Young.
    http://android.igameilive.com/2013/02/two-galaxy-youngs.html

  • Dave
  • Tee

    Sammy is going beyond the common sense now. Will they next make a phone for the left-handed or the brown-eyed? But who cares...

  • flosserelli

    Before criticizing the minimal specs & dimensions, remember that not everyone needs DNA-league specs or a Note-sized phone. I think 512 mb memory is unacceptable, but everything else is reasonable for the target demographic.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erica-Mathis/100002238870948 Erica Mathis

      Exactly, in fact most people don't need such high-end phones. My wife has a ZTE Avail, about as low end as smart phones get. She does 90% of what most people do on their high end phones. She doesn't play games and it doesn't have a front facing camera (more of a novelty for most people), she just texts, makes calls and checks her banking, Facebook. It's about 2 second slower than my (work provided) iPhone when accessing the internet. In other words, it does what most people need a phone to do and it was dirt cheap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667020551 Jose Torres

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? How many "Galaxy" phones are they up to now?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erica-Mathis/100002238870948 Erica Mathis

      How many "Cadillac" cars are GM up to now? Samsung is a cell phone maker, what do you want, less phones? If so, why?

  • FrillArtist

    Samsung is a joke!!

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