The not so old Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus has just arrived at Australian carrier Telstra. The smartphone is now available for purchase on prepaid for only $200/€160.AusDroid reports the smartphone has just made an appearance in the newest Telstra catalog, but it is yet to be available at the carrier’s online store.
The fact that it’s almost one year old is not necessarily a bad thing especially that it’s priced so cheap. Sadly, the Galaxy Ace Plus will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system out of the box.
Although Samsung confirmed the Galaxy Ace Plus would eventually receive an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade at some point, the South Korean company did not offer additional details on the availability of the update.
Other than that, the Galaxy Ace Plus is the perfect choice for Android smartphone first time users. It’s cheap, it comes with more than decent features and you don’t have to commit to a long-term contract.
The smartphone was officially introduced at CES 2012, back in January, but hit shelves one month later in the UK. The Galaxy Ace Plus was slowly rolled out globally since then and reached Telstra’s airwaves after nine months.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus comes with a 3.65-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 320 x 480 pixels resolution (158 ppi) and 16 million colors.
Hardware-wise, the handset is far from being impressive, but it fairs pretty well in comparison with other smartphones in the same range.
The phone is powered by a 1 GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 200 graphics processing unit and 512MB of RAM.
There are 3GB of storage inside the Galaxy Ace Plus, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
The Galaxy Ace Plus includes a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, but it lacks a secondary camera for video calls.
Last but not least, the phone’s 1300 mAh Li-Ion battery is rated by the manufacturer for up to 670 hours of standby time for up to 11 hours of talk time.