The successor to the original Ace, the Ace Plus was announced amidst much fanfare last month. Now, we’ve got a price tag on this upcoming Android smartphone. Online store seller, Flipkart has priced the Galaxy Ace Plus at a cool Rs.16,275. As a reminder, the Galaxy Ace Plus is powered by a 1 GHz processor, runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has 3GB user memory and 512 MB of RAM.

The Galaxy Ace Plus

The Galaxy Ace Plus

Here are the rest of the specifications of the Galaxy Ace Plus:

  • 3.65-inch HVGA TFT Touchscreen with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, USB 2.0
  • 5 Megapixel camera with LED flash, WVGA video recording @ 30fps
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card
  • 3.5 mm handsfree socket

So, that makes us wonder about a few things. A bigger screen, than the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman, but no 720p recording. A smaller price tag, than the Sony Ericsson Neo V, which has a much better pixel resolution as well along with 720p recording. Competitively priced? We don’t really think so. Considering, we have quad-core phones coming soon now and prices of existing phones are dropping, as well; the Galaxy Ace Plus doesn’t have a lot to offer besides a bump in processor speed and a slightly larger screen. The screen resolution definitely leaves a lot to be desired.

This also brings to light the similarly absurdly priced Galaxy Ace Duos. On a comparative note, obviously the Galaxy Ace Plus seems like a better option, but the Duos is a CDMA only phone. The Galaxy Ace was a popular phone, it was well priced and at that moment, there weren't many options in the same budget. But, the Galaxy Ace Plus has a lot of competition now – not only in Android phones, but also in WP phones, like the Nokia Lumia 710, which is similarly spec’d. What do you guys think about the Galaxy Ace Plus at this price point? Does it make for a worthy buy? Let us know in the comments section below.

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