Three will be ranging the two new budget smartphones in April, the Samsung Galaxy Mini and Samsung Galaxy Pro. Both will feature Android 2.2.1 (otherwise known as Froyo+), but are markedly different from each other.

The Mini, as revealed in Pocket-lint's hands-on play from Mobile World Congress in February, has a 3.14-inch touchscreen, 600MHz processor, 3-megapixel camera, and is designed to be a feature-packed intro to the world of smart devices. It comes with a coloured shell, offers access to Android market and Samsung's own services, and its 2GB of internal memory can be expanded by up to an extra 32GB via a microSD card.

Colours available will be black and silver, and black and green.

The Pro is dominated by its QWERTY keyboard, and is designed for simple use of social networking, and to make text messaging and emailing more easy.

It features a 2.8-inch touch display, is more powerful than the Mini, with an 800MHz processor, and also sports a 3-megapixel camera. It too comes with 2GB of on-board storage, and can also be upgraded by an extra 32GB.

Samsung's proprietary Samsung Hub social networking portal is pre-installed for free, and it integrates features such as instant messaging, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and the like in one place, updating them in real-time.

Both handsets can also be used as portable Wi-Fi hotspots.

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Samsung Galaxy Mini hands-on

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