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Samsung announces four new low-end Galaxy devices running Android 4.4

Samsung this afternoon announced a quartet of new budget-focused Galaxy smartphones, that in reality, are pretty forgettable. Firstly, the South Korean company unveiled the Galaxy Core II, which features a 4.5-inch WVGA display. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz processor paired with a 2,000mAh battery. Next up, Samsung announced the Galaxy Ace 4, which is slightly less powerful with a dual-cire 1.2GHz processor. It features a 1,800mAh battery coupled with LTE connectivity. A slightly less powerful 3G model is available with a 1GHz processor and a 1,500mAh battery.

The Galaxy Young 2 is even less powerful than the first two devices with a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a single-core 1GHz processor, and a 1,300mAh battery. Finally, rounding out the quartet, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Star 2 which is identical to the Galaxy Young 2, but with a lower-resoliution 2MP camera.

All four of these new Samsung devices run Android 4.4 KitKat with the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay on top. It’s certainly nice to see Samsung announce devices with the latest operating system running on them, as opposed to something several versions behind. Samsung is certainly planning these devices as low-cost alternatives to its flagships, likely exclusive to pre-paid carriers.

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