Samsung releases quartet of new handsets...but still no Galaxy F
Samsung has released details of four new phones this week, but those who are looking for more details on the rumoured Samsung Galaxy F will need to wait a little longer, with the Korean company's focus at present being on the budget end of the market.
In recent weeks, Motorola released the Motorola Moto G and an updated version of last year's Moto E, and it looks like Samsung is looking to go toe-to-toe with the Japanese manufacturer in a battle to control the cheaper end of the smartphone market.
In its new announcement, the company announced four handsets, all of which will pack Android 4.4 KitKat and a simplified version of a user interface from TouchWiz, named TouchWiz Essence UX.
The four devices are the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Young 2 and Galaxy Star 2, and while all four have their merits, bloggers across the web have already been accusing the firm of putting quantity before quality.
Of the four, the most impressive is the Samsung Galaxy Core II, which offers a 4.5-inch WVGA display, a 1.2GHz processor, 768MB RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, 4GB of storage and 2,000mAh battery, but it's unlikely that even this phone would be able to challenge the Motorola Moto G in a specs battle.
The biggest plus point of Motorola's offering is that it has brought out a new phone without the big price tag, but still managed to offer some impressive build quality and specifications.
TechRadar said it is surprising that Samsung continues to bring out new phones time and again at the bottom end of the market without focussing on quality.
As well as the Galaxy Core II, other handsets include the Ace 4, which has a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 4-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera and 4GB of storage. The other two - Galaxy Young 2 and the Galaxy Star 2 - seem to be almost identical, aside from the fact the latter has a less impressive camera.