With this year’s line of Galaxy devices from Samsung comes the Galaxy Core, a mid-range Android with specs at the level of a Galaxy S2. The new phone has a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and a 4.3-inch WVGA screen. It also comes with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, an 1800mAh battery and a 5-megapixel rear camera. The phone will be available in two colors— black and white.
As for UI, it’s running TouchWiz Nature over 4.1 Jelly Bean. It’ll feature Smart Stay, S Voice, and Smart Alerts.
It is unclear which carrier(s) will make the phone available to their customers, but we do know that it will be released at some point this month with a dual-SIM feature. A single-SIM version will follow in July. We’ll wait for some more announcements from Samsung to update you guys on the new Galaxy Core. Hit the break for the full press release.
Samsung Introduces the GALAXY Core for Ideal Portability and Power
The smartphone combines dual core processing power, compact design, and Dual SIM technology
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.
Network - HSUPA 5.76 900/2100 EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
Processor - 1.2 GHz Dual Core Application Processor
Display - 4.3 inch WVGA (480×800) TFT LCD
OS - Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Camera - Main(Rear): 5 Mega pixel camera with LED flash Sub / (Front): VGA camera / Mode: Best Photo, Continuous, Panorama, Share shot, Smile Shot, Cartoon
Video - MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VP8, WMV9, VC1 Playback: 480p@30fps, Recording: 480p@30fps
Audio - MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC＋, AMR-N/WB, OGG, FLAC, WMA, 3GA, M4A, WAV, Mid, SP-midi, XMF, i-melody FM Radio with RDS / 3.5mm Ear Jack
Services & Additional Features - Dual SIM (Optional) / Samsung Apps / Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies Air (Downloadable via Samsung Apps) / Samsung Hub /Game Hub (Preloaded) / - Readers Hub/ Music Hub (Downloadable via Samsung Apps) / Samsung ChatON mobile communication service / Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Motion UI, S Voice, Voice Unlock
Google Mobile Services - Google Mobile Services: Google Search, Gmail, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navigation), Google Now
Connectivity - WiFi b/g/n - Bluetooth® 3.0 / MicroUSB / USB 2.0
Sensor – Accelerometer, Proximity, Digital Compass
Memory - 8GB Internal memory ＋ 1GB (RAM) / microSD slot (up to 64GB)
GPS - A-GPS
Dimension - 129.3 x 67.6 x 8.95 mm, 124 g
Battery - Standard battery, Li-ion 1,800 mAh
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