Samsung unveils new low cost Galaxy Core smartphone to accompany its flagship Galaxy S 4
This entry was posted on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Samsung is no stranger to inundating the smartphone and tablet markets with one new device after another, and they have lived up to their reputation by launching their latest addition to the Galaxy series of smartphones – the low cost Galaxy Core. The Galaxy Core launches in quick succession to the Samsung flagship Galaxy S 4, and juxtaposes the rather expensive flagship quite well in terms of its price point and target audience.
The Galaxy Core is a mid range Android smartphone that has the provision for using two SIM cards, i.e., dual SIM card support. This is often cited as a game changing feature in developing countries, and with its low end pricing scheme, it is rather clear that Samsung is aiming for the masses with the Core phone.
The Core has a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. The screen size is 4.3 inches, and it has a 5 MP camera for some decent casual photography as well.
Samsung has also thrown in some of the software flourishes / gimmicks (depending on which side of the fence you are sitting on) that characterize its top end Galaxy smartphones. Much touted features such as Smart Stay, Smart Alert, and S Voice are all integrated into the Galaxy Core.
The dual SIM variant of the Galaxy Core will go on sale later this month, while the single SIM version will start rolling out in July. While the Galaxy Core may not seem to be the most appealing smartphone in the market , if Samsung prices it right, it could have a major hit on its hands.