While Apple quietly goes about its business today, Samsung has revealed the date its enhanced, higher-specced version of the Galaxy Ace is to reach UK shores - and it's tomorrow, 17 March.

A variety of network providers will be offering the handset, at various price plans, including Vodafone, and Simon Stanford, UK vice president of the company's UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division labels the phone as a mid-range device.

"We’ve had a positive response to the Galaxy Ace Plus since announcing it earlier this year and are looking forward to offering fans of the much-loved Galaxy Ace an alternative device," he said. "As with all smartphones in our Galaxy range, the Galaxy Ace Plus is stylishly designed and packed full of features making it a great mid-range phone for our customers."

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The Plus designation means that this latest handset offers a boosted 1GHz processor, 3.65-inch screen and is Gingerbread (Android 2.3) from the box.

The rest is the same as before; 5-megapixel camera on the rear, USB 2.0, Bluetooth v3.0, Wi-Fi, 512MB of RAM, 3GB on board storage and a microSD card slot to expand it by up to an extra 32GB.

All of the usual Samsung software and TouchWiz tomfoolery are also present.