With the Samsung Galaxy S4 stealing most of the attention for the last couple of weeks, it would seem that this is all what the company has for us at the moment. Of course, this is not true. The Korean manufacturer has just announced a new Android smartphone called Galaxy Core. The handset will be available in single as well as dual SIM version, with the latter hitting stores later this month. Single SIM model should follow some time in July.
Samsung Galaxy Core – Pricing and Overview
Samsung did not mention where the phone will be launched, but since the main market for dual SIM devices is Asia, it is safe to assume that this is where the handset will land first. Official pricing also remains unknown at this point. However, if previous rumors are to be believed, dual SIM variant of the Galaxy Core should be priced at around $415.
The Samsung Galaxy Core sits at the lower end of the Galaxy lineup, though it brings to the table some new features implemented in the Galaxy S4. The handset sports a 4.3-inch WVGA display, 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA snapper on the front. Under the hood the phone has a dual-core 1 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of built-in memory expandable via microSD slot.
Power is delivered by a 1,800 mAh battery and the OS of choice is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. The device also offers Smart Stay, Smart Alert, S Voice and Motion UI – features that we saw for the first time in the Galaxy S4. Other that that, the Galaxy Core is equipped with standard tools and functionalities such as Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth, Micro USB, USB 2.0, accelerometer, GPS navigation, digital compass sensors and more.