Rumored several weeks ago, Samsung Galaxy Ace II X is about to make its debut in Canada. For the time being, Bell and TELUS confirmed they would carry the budget-friendly smartphone beginning this week.
In fact, details on the smartphone’s release at Bell Mobility leaked last week, while info on the Galaxy Ace II X upcoming launch at TELUS emerged a few days later.
The folks over at MobileSyrup have been able to confirm TELUS will launch the Samsung Galaxy Ace II X on November 21 for $250/€195 on no-term or for $30/€25 with a new three-year agreement.
However, only the white-themed Galaxy Ace II X
will be available for purchase this week, but a “Black Cobalt” version will be launched as well later this month, possibly on November 30.
Even though we initially thought this smartphone and the Galaxy Ace II were one and the same device, it appears that the Canadian model has slightly different features.
For starters, the Galaxy Ace II X comes with a single-core processor clocked at 1 GHz, whereas the international version packs an 800 MHz dual-core CPU.
Another major difference between the two smartphones is the fact that the Canadian Galaxy Ace II X
comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, while the standard version was launched with Gingerbread on board.
Given the fact that the international model has been confirmed to receive a Jelly Bean update in the future, we expect Samsung to make it available for the Galaxy Ace II X as well. Stay tuned for more updates on this one.
Other highlights of the Samsung Galaxy Ace II X include: 5-megapixel rear photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording, HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, 4GB of internal memory, microSD card slot and 768MB of RAM.