Samsung has launched the Galaxy Ace Plus in India which runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and carries a price tag of Rs 18,150. The device sports a 3.65-inch HVGA (480x320 pixels) display and runs a 1GHz processor tied in with 512MB of RAM. Imaging wise the device rocks a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. Other features include 2GB of internal storage and a micro-SD card slot with support for up to 32GB of memory and a 1,300 mAh battery. The device also features a full suite of sensors including an accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor. More →
Ever since Samsung announced the Galaxy Ace Plus a few hours ago, I have not been able to help but think how similar it looks to a phone launched in June of 2008. The iPhone 3G that is. It has been bugging me so much that I dug out an old iPhone 3G lying with me and compared it with the official images Samsung released today. Yes, I have not seen the actual unit but the photographs are too similar to dismiss. As an exercise, I took the official images of the iPhone 3G in the same profile and the similarities don't seem to end. Apart from the rectangular home button and a different placement of the camera, the two devices look exactly the same. I cannot come up with any good reason why Samsung would do anything like that considering all the lawsuits the two companies are fighting around the design of Samsung's Galaxy Smartphones and Tabs but then Samsung also used the same girl that Apple used to promote its devices. In all probability, Samsung just wants to tell Apple that it is not scared or even to prove a point that Apple cannot own rights to the design of an all-touchscreen, rectangular smartphone with curved edges and back. What do you have to say? Let us know in comments below.