Samsung releases low-end Galaxy Core Advance with 4.7-inch touch screen supported by physical buttons
It has been a while since we saw physical buttons on a smartphone. The vast majority of phones feature capacitive buttons or give up on them at all. However, Samsung seems to think that physical buttons still have the future and incorporated them in its recently announced Galaxy Core Advance. The phone is the third member of the Galaxy Core family, after the original Galaxy Core and Galaxy Core Plus, and will go on sale sometime at the beginning of 2014.
Samsung Galaxy Core Advance Smartphone
The Samsung Galaxy Core Advance is a nod towards those users who have a hard time getting used to touch screen only smartphones. In addition to standard “home”, “back” and “recently used apps” buttons, the phone features dedicated buttons for camera and voice recorder. As far as specs go, the Galaxy Core Advance does not bring many surprises to the table. In fact, it offers exactly what we would expect of a lower mid-range phone.
For starters, you get a 4.7-inch TFT display with WVGA resolution, a 2,000 mAh battery, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of on-board storage expandable via microSD slot. The handset sports dual cameras with a 5-megapixel sensor on the back and VGA one on the front.
The device comes with the usual array of connectivity features including Wi-Fi b/g/n/, USB 2.0 H/S, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with GLONASS. There is no LTE, though.
The Samsung Galaxy Core Advance runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and offers Samsung’s most popular services such as S Voice, S Translator, Sound and Shot, Group Play and more.
The exact launch date and pricing details are yet to be announced.