Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 and Ace 2 Set for MWC Launch
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Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Mini 2 and Galaxy Ace 2 will be a part of the company's 2012 MWC Android armada.

Not moving too far from its predecessor's humble spec, the Ace 2 promises to house a dual-core 800MHz processor, 3.8-inch, 480x800-pixel screen and 4GB of internal storage. Backing this up, the Ace 2 will have a 5-megapixel rear facing snapper and 640x480 pixel front facing video camera.

Coming alongside the new Ace, Samsung's Galaxy Mini 2 also builds on its predecessor's legacy, promising to offer the same budget smartphone experience with slightly improved spec. The Mini 2 is set to pack a 3.27-inch, 320x480-pixel screen, 800 MHz single-core processor and the same 4GB of internal storage as seen on the Ace 2.

Unfortunately, in terms of operating system, the Korean tech giant has confirmed the two devices will launch running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, not Google's infinitely sweeter Ice Cream Sandwich. Both devices are also confirmed as coming equipped with Samsung's "Hubs" - the name for Samsung's homegrown apps such as music and messaging.

While the two budget devices won't be of much comfort to eager fandroids seeking to get a glimpse of Samsung's Galaxy S3, the devices will be a welcome addition to the company's growing range of affordable handsets. Though the original Mini didn't rock the International Business Times UK's wold when we reviewed it back in 2011, it did prove to be good bang for your buck, offering the full Android 2.2 experience at a shoe string price.

Check back at the IBTimes UK later for full MWC coverage and an opening hands-on of the two new devices.