It seems that Samsung is on a spree to launch new devices, this time another smartphone. The Korean company has announced the launch of Galaxy Core, a new low-end Android smartphone that comes with dual-SIM support.
The Galaxy Core is powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. There’s a microSD card slot to expand storage up to 64GB.
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The phone sports a 4.3 inch WVGA TFT LCD screen, with a resolution of 480 x 800. Although there are many phones in the market that offer 1080p display, to control cost, Samsung is offering lower resolution on this phone.
The phone has a 5-megapixel camera on the rear with LED flash, and a VGA camera in the front. Video can be recorded at 480p, 30 frames per second (FPS).
The phone runs on Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Samsung decided not to include the latest Android operating system (4.2) on this phone at the moment, but the company might release an update later on. As expected, there’s the familiar Samsung TouchWiz UI skin running, and a number of S apps such as S Voice, Samsung Chat ON, Samsung Hub, etc.
The Galaxy Core will be available in two different versions – Single SIM will be available from July and Dual SIM will be available from May. Samsung says that the Dual SIM technology will enable “users to access both SIM cards simultaneously”, but no further details were provided as how exactly would it work.
Included feature Smart Stay recognizes when a user is looking at the phone, and when a user looks away, the phone’s screen will automatically be dimmed to save the power. The Smart Alert feature alerts the user to missed calls and messages when the device is picked up, and Motion UI can activate some functions of the phone like refresh or mute with simple motion commands.
Samsung is offering a good feature set, but it lacks in some areas too. For now, there are no details on the pricing of this phone.