At the beginning of this month, as part of its Galaxy series, Samsung announced the release of new Smartphone named Samsung Galaxy Core. This is looks like an offshoot of recently released Samsung Galaxy S4 due to similarities of certain core features.
Samsung has described that the Galaxy Core’s aim is to offer ‘power’ and ‘portability’ to the users. But it is clearly evident from the many of the entry-level features; Samsung’s Galaxy Core is only for the budget-conscious users. It appears that with the budget friendly Galaxy Core,Samsung is satisfying a certain section of the buyers who indulge in online buying, as such online sales are cheaper than from outlets are not comfortable with the prices of Galaxy S4 and the upcoming Galaxy Note 3.
Samsung Galaxy Core Features
Galaxy Core’s features are of start-up level Android smart phone. Its display screen is 4.3” which is well short of the 5” screens that are widely popular in the market. Pixel density is around 217ppi which is again inferior to many other smartphones that are competing with it.
With just 124g, Galaxy Core surely is light weighted and with 9mm think, presents sleek appearance.
Android 4.1.2 JellyBean OS is quite current with other budget models (Note: Android 4.2 is the on-going version) and 1GB of RAM is another good feature, especially for a budget phone (other budget phones come with 512MB RAM). But the dual-core 1.2GHz CPU of Samsung Galaxy Core might be falling short of performance as compared to quad-core processors.
Dual SIM option is a definite crowd puller as most of the competitive smartphones come with single SIM option. Samsung sources have told that the dual SIM feature would depend on the markets which mean this feature is not a standard feature across the globe.
Samsung Galaxy Core Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Core’s comes with modest hardware features with a sturdy body, internal memory of 8GB which can be expanded up to 64 GB through microSD slot. It comes with 3.5mm jack for audio output and offers MP3, WAV ringtones and vibration alerts.
With regard to the Data, Galaxy Core can support 2G and 3G networks, works well with GPRS, EDGE, WLAN etc. and can be hooked on to Wi-Fi hot spot networks. Bluetooth and USB features too are available.
Samsung Galaxy Core’s camera is of 5MP capacity only and takes pictures with resolution of 2592×1944 but support some of the best proprietary features of Samsung i.e. panorama mode, Best Photo mode and Smile Shot – a unique feature which triggers the camera only when a smile is detected on the faces.
Other features of Samsung Galaxy Core include popular messaging types i.e. SMS, MMS, RSS, Email, Push Mail, Instant Messaging etc. HTML browser is available and has a built-in FM radio as well. Standard smart phone features like Document Viewer, Organizer, Image Editor, Voice memo, Predictive text input are available. Youtube, Google Talk, Google Maps, Picasa, Calendar etc. can be accessed through this smart phone. Samsung Galaxy Core is yet to be rolled in the USA as well and is expected to be put on sale during July, 2013.
Samsung Galaxy Core Price
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