Samsung Announces Four New Galaxy Smartphones, Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Young 2, and Galaxy Star 2

There's no arguing that Samsung's flagship devices (Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S5) are the cat's meow, but what really makes investors purr are when companies have a fleshed out lineup to collect revenue from a wide and assorted customer base. No worries there -- Samsung just expanded its Galaxy line with four new and updated models, all of which sport the company's simplified TouchWiz Essence interface and Android 4.4 KitKat.

Starting at the top, Samsung announced the Galaxy Core II, a dual-SIM phone with a 4.5-inch display (800x480). It also has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB internal memory (expandable via microSD card slot), VGA front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera with auto-focus and flash, 802.11n Wi-Fi + Blueooth 4.0, USB 2.0 connectivity, and a 2,000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4

Second up is the Galaxy Ace 4 powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor. The LTE version features a 4-inch (800x480) display, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card slot), VGA front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera with flash, 802.11n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0, and an 1,800mAh battery. There's also a 3G version of the Galaxy Ace 4 that's similarly spec'd, but with 512MB of RAM and a 1,500 mAh battery. It also only records in 720p@30fps, while the LTE model can record at 1080p@30fps.

Moving along, the Galaxy Young 2 brings to the table a 3.5-inch display with a 480x320 resolution, 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal storage (upgradeable via microSD card slot), 3MP front-facing camera, 802.11 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0, and a 1,300mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Star 2

Finally, the Galaxy Star 2 trails the pack and is almost identically spec'd as the Galaxy Young 2 except that it has a 2MP front-facing camera.

No word yet on when these devices will be available or for how much.