Samsung’s upcoming mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy Core surfaced online a couple of weeks back, and today, the South Korean smartphone-maker has officially unveiled the smartphone.
The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Core are in line with what was leaked earlier, and the smartphone gets a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 (WVGA) pixels. Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Core also gets 8GB of storage on-board along with a micro-SD card slot to further expand the storage space on the smartphone by up to 64GB.
In terms of camera, the Samsung Galaxy core features a 5 megapixel rear snapper along with a LED flash, while at the front, there is a VGA camera. Sadly, the rear camera can only record at a maximum resolution of 480p at 30 frames per second.
The Samsung Galaxy Core runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top, which will give you access to some of Samsung’s exclusive features like Motion UI, Smart Stay, Smart Alert and S Voice. However, the lack of the latest version of Android on the Galaxy Core is a bit disappointing.
Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Core will be released in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants, and while the dual-SIM version will start shipping in May, the single-SIM version will hit shelves by July. Interestingly Samsung says that the users will be able to access both the SIM cards simultaneously on the dual-SIM version.
Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy core include Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi and GPS. The smartphone will also pack-in a 1,800mAh battery.
There is still no word as to which countries will get the Samsung Galaxy Core, but considering the mid-range specifications of the smartphone, Samsung will be looking to introduce this device in the emerging markets.