UK MOBILE OPERATOR Three has announced that it will sell the Samsung Galaxy Fame, a budget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone.
Samsung's Galaxy Fame made its debut last week along with the 4.5in Galaxy Express, as the firm moves even further away from a hero strategy.
The Galaxy S3 lookalike features a smaller 3.5in 320x480 touchscreen and a 1GHz processor, confirming its place in the firm's budget lineup. It also arrives running a recent version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and features Samsung's Touchwiz user interface.
The handset, which Three will offer in both blue and white, also features a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 0.3MP video calling camera, integrated NFC technology and a 1,300mAh battery.
Three has yet to reveal pricing or the release date for the Samsung Galaxy Fame, but promises that it will be available on its network "soon".
Sylvia Chind, head of Devices at Three said, "The Samsung Galaxy Fame is a welcome addition to Three. Complemented by our award winning network, browsing the internet, using apps like Youtube or sharing music, photos and videos on the go, this innovative smartphone fits your needs perfectly."
Three, which clearly is a fan of Samsung smartphones, earlier this week revealed that it will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 Ultrafast handset on its DC-HSDPA network, which it claims will offer internet speeds of up to 20Mbit/s. µ
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