Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 offers Galaxy S4's S Translator to the entry-level

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samsung-galaxy-ace-3.jpgThe Samsung Galaxy S4 may sit pretty at the top of Samsung’s smartphone pile, but as the weeks since its launch roll on we’re seeing more of its features trickle down into the company’s cheaper phones. That’s exactly what’s happened with the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, the company’s latest device aimed at courting cash-strapped smartphone hunters.

A 4-inch device running at a lowly 800 x 480 resolution and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean handset manages to squeeze in a few of its pricer sibling’s more interesting software features.

Top of that list is the S Translator app, letting globe trotters travel with the peace of mind knowing their only an app away from knowing the local lingo. There’s also the S Travel app for information on locations around the globe, the Smart Stay feature that preserves battery life by dimming the screen when your not looking at it and S Voice voice-activated commands.

LTE connectivity is also supported by the handset, with 8GB of internal memory up for expansion over microSD. A 5MP camera sits on the rear.

No pricing of launch info available at the moment, but expect it to be one of the more affordable LTE phones out there.

Gerald Lynch