Samsung has unveiled a new mid-range smartphone – Galaxy Core, which runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and feature Samsung’s TouchWiz interface layer on top. This phone sports a 4.3-inch screen with a 480×800 pixels resolution, and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The smartphone has 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal memory,which can be expanded upto 64GB via a microSD card.
The phone sports a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a front VGA camera. The phone has an 1800 mAh battery. Other features include WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, MicroUSB, USB 2.0, FM radio functionality.
The Galaxy Core will be available in two different versions – single-SIM version which would be available from July and a dual-SIM version that would start selling from May, depending on the market. However, Samsung has not revealed yet the prices and availability schedule of this model in India.
To make this device attractive, some of the smart features of Samsung’s high-end Galaxy range of smartphones have been incorporated in this iteration. The Galaxy Core will have Smart Stay that 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, and Smart Alert that alerts the user to missed calls and messages when the device is picked up, and some other top-notch features.
This smartphone is targetted for those customers who can’t afford high-end range of Galaxy Grand, Galaxy S3 or S4, but want to possess a good Galaxy smartphone with some of the high-end features. We expect that this smartphone will be priced around Rs. 14,000, in India.