Slyly referred to by John Gruber as the Samsung Galaxy 3GS, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus is an enhanced version of the popular Galaxy Ace which you will have seen around town.

Whilst not the latest and greatest in smartphone technology, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus is backed by an 1GHz processor, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps connectivity and WiFi 802.11 functionalit so it’s pretty speedy for browsing, apps and multitasking.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division said: “Following the huge success of our Android devices last year including the Galaxy Ace and Galaxy S II, we’re aiming for the Galaxy Ace Plus to continue to enhance the strong Galaxy smartphone range we have built to date. Whilst we saw huge growth in smartphone ownership in 2011, this is set to increase even further this year with the smartphone experience made accessible to a wider audience through the availability of everything from pre-pay to premium devices.”

The Galaxy Ace Plus has 2GB of shared storage capacity for multimedia content and up to 1GB of direct storage for applications, which is tiny but for perspective is more than any other smartphone in its category. You miss out on Ice Cream Sandwich but if you’re shopping in this market you probably don’t really care. The Galaxy Ace Plus packs Gingerbread laced with TouchWiz.