MWC 2013: Samsung Galaxy Young hands-on preview

Alongside the ginormous Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung also hit the world with the Galaxy Fame and its little brother, the Galaxy Young.


Sharing an aesthetic with the rest of the Galaxy suite of products, the Young has a 3.27-inch screen and is Samsung's new smallest handset.


The Young looks very similar to the Fame, but on closer inspection it is clearly the lesser of the two devices – marginally smaller, no LED flash on the 3.2-megapixel camera, and visible capacitive keys.


Samsung Galaxy Young rear camera


In the hand, it's a nice, compact-feeling phone. It's very light (almost too light – it's nice to feel like a phone has some guts inside) and has an S3-esque white plastic finish. That is topped off with a budget faux-mirror effect which doesn't quite work and will show off chips and scratches in no time at all.


Samsung Galaxy Young side view


It has a 1GHz single-core processor, and 768MB of RAM (more than the Galaxy Fame) and the 4GB of storage can be expanded up to 64GB with a microSD.


The Young runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and as small, budget devices go, Samsung could really be onto something. The phone is expected to launch in the UK in March, so keep your eyes open for a full review.

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