Samsung Galaxy Express launches

Another week, another Samsung Galaxy smartphone gets announced. That really is what it feels like. Anyway, this week's addition is the Samsung Galaxy Express, with 4G its big selling point.

Budget 4G, no less. Although that's likely to be rather academic. When it comes to 4G in the UK right now, the hardware seems to be the least of your worries. The cost of the data connection is where it really hurts. Hopefully that will change when the market opens up over summer.

As a budget proposition, don't expect too much from the Galaxy Express, although it should have the basics covered with resources to spare. To do that, the Express packs a 4.5-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus screen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of memory (expandable via microSD slot), a 5-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the operating system.

You also get NFC, along with Samsung's own AllShare Play for passing songs and photos between Samsung devices, and S Beam for transferring data with a touch of (another) handset.

When you can get one is a lot less clear. The first half of the year is as vague as a shelf date gets. Pricing doesn't get beyond the affordable, but we would guess it's a mid-range price point. If EE doesn't confirm it as part of its current 4G range, we would guess it is likely to be launching further down the line, perhaps as part of the 4G range of O2 or Vodafone.

Time will tell. We'll let you know as soon as those launch details are firmed up.

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