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Samsung refreshes the lower mid-range ranks of its Android phones with the new Galaxy Core II

ByinAnnouncements | June 30, 2014

Galaxy Core IIFor the last few months tech experts as well as Samsung fans and media have been hyped up over the Galaxy S5 and a multitude of its spin-offs; however, the Galaxy lineup is not only about state-of-the-art phones. With all the Galaxy S5 madness, the lower mid-range ranks have been badly in need of updating. As a remedy, the Korean manufacturer refreshed the series of Android phones with the new Samsung Galaxy Core II.

The new Galaxy Core II comes with some serious enhancements…

Samsung Galaxy Core IIIf the name rings a bell, that’s because almost two weeks ago we reported that the phone leaked out at Vietnamese online store Mainguyen where all details including pricing were revealed. The new Samsung Galaxy Core II is a successor of the Galaxy Core, but unlike the Galaxy Ace 4, it offers some serious enhancements over last year’s model in virtually every aspect.

With dimensions of 130.3 x 68 x 9.8 mm and tipping the scale at 138 grams, the Galaxy Core II is both bigger and heavier than the first-generation Core. Obviously, it means that the screen is larger as well. Indeed, the display of the handset measures 4.5 inches diagonally and has WVGA resolution. Under the hood hides a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 768 MB of RAM to help with multitasking.

The 4 GB of internal memory is as low as it gets these days; however thanks to a microSD slot compatible with up to 64 GB cards, the lack of storage shouldn’t be an issue.

Other features of the Galaxy Core II include a 5-megapixel main camera with autofocus and LED flash, VGA user-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, GSP with GLONASS and a decent 2,000 mAh battery. The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz Essence U on top and comes pre-loaded with Samsung’s apps such as ChatON and Kies as well as a full suite of Google services. In addition, the handset offers dual-SIM support.

The leak from the Vietnamese store pegs the price at VND 3,990,000, which is about $190. Samsung is yet to confirm how much the phone will cost; however, given the specs it seems like the right price range for the Galaxy Core II. We will know for sure as soon as the phone is launched, which shouldn’t take long.

source: Samsung Tomorrow

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