In August of last year, Samsung laid out it's naming strategy for their Galaxy line of phones, with a grand total 5 device categories. Well, turns out they left two off. The just announced Galaxy Ace 2 and mini 2 are sequels to their respective cost conscious predecessors, and while the specifications aren't mind boggling, there may be more to them than meets the eye.
The Ace and mini were popular siblings to the Galaxy S line, in Europe; and squarely targeted those not willing to pay the high premiums of, say, the Galaxy S II. The Ace, introduced last year, looked strikingly similar to the S II, though its internals were more 2009 than 2011. With a single 800 MHz ARM11 core, and Adreno 200 graphics, this phone wasn't going to be posting high Linpack or glBenchmark scores. Its successor, the Ace 2, seems to be packing a bit more oomph, keeping the clock speed the same while doubling the core count. But what is it?