Here we go again. Samsung, the company that believes that you can never have too many devices on offer, has officially announced the Galaxy Core, yet another mid-range droid in the sea of Galaxy phones already swarming the market.
The official announcement confirms almost every spec already leaked less than two weeks back, except for the RAM which turns out to be 1GB instead of 768MB RAM as thought earlier. The Galaxy Core has a 4.3″ WVGA (800 x 480) display that is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor of unknown make (though it should be a Broadcom chip like other new mid-range Samsung phones).
There’s also an 5-megapixel rear and a VGA front-facing camera, 8GB storage expandable via microSD slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and HSPA connectivity, and a 1,800mAh battery. On the software front, the Galaxy Core runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with the customary smart TouchWiz features like Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Motion UI and more.
The Galaxy Core will be available in a dual SIM variant from May, with the single SIM model following in July (market dependent). Pricing details weren’t mentioned.
SEOUL, Korea – May 06, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leader in mobile technology and digital solutions, today announced the Samsung GALAXY Core, a smartphone designed to offer users dual core processing power for multitasking, Dual SIM technology for easy transition between work and play, and a wealth of innovative smart features. The GALAXY Core is a device that can operate seamlessly and effectively in all aspects of life.
The GALAXY Core is the perfect device for the user looking for optimal balance of portability and power. Equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, the GALAXY Core performs data intensive tasks with speed and ease. The processing power is supported by 8GB of Internal memory and 1GB of RAM so that users can play feature-rich games, multitask and consume limitless media. All of these activities are aided by a beautiful 4.3 inch display, and a long-lasting 1,800mAh battery for extended usage. The device also comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera, offering flawless and beautiful photos. These features are also supported with the GALAXY Core’s Dual SIM technology, enabling users to access both SIM cards simultaneously.
Offering innovative mobile solutions to enhance the user experience, the GALAXY Core’s smart features provide advanced tools that continue to set the GALAXY series apart. Utilizing human interactions including voice, movement, and optical commands, the GALAXY Core has a wide array of smart features that include:
• ‘Smart Stay’: Recognizes when a user is looking at the phone, and saves battery life when a user looks away by
dimming the screen and powering down using advanced facial recognition
• ‘Smart Alert’: Alerts the user to missed calls and messages when the device is picked up
• ‘Motion UI’: Activates common functions such as refresh or mute with simple motion commands
• ‘S Voice’: Provides voice command functionality
The GALAXY Core will be available in two different versions – Single SIM from July or Dual SIM from May, depending on the market.
Samsung Galaxy Core Specifications
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 4.3″ WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) display
- 5-megapixel rear camera
- 8GB internal storage, microSD slot
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA, GPS
- 1,800 mAh battery
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, TouchWiz UI