Samsung announces the Galaxy Core LTE

by: Robert TriggsFebruary 18, 2014

Galaxy Core LTE

Samsung has just announced a new handset for the speedy data consumer, the Galaxy Core LTE. Samsung is marketing this new handset as a premium design with a wealth features made popular by flagship Galaxy devices, with the added bonus of advanced LTE data speeds.

As the name suggests, faster data is the key feature of this little handset, thanks to compatibility with the LTE Category 4 network. This network type isn’t set up everywhere in the world, so availability and real-world data speeds are going to be somewhat limited.

For hardware, we’re looking at 4.5 inch qHD TFT display, that’s with the little q, so a 540×960 pixel resolution. The Galaxy Core LTE also comes with a 1.2GHZ dual-core processor, with a 5 megapixel rear camera, with support for 30fps 1080p video capture, and a VGA front facing camera. The Core LTE packs in just 1GB RAM, and 8GB worth of internal memory, which can be expanded via microSD up to 64GB. The handset will ship with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and a rather disappointing 2,100mAh battery. The Galaxy Core LTE also comes equipped with the usual array of connectivity features, including NFC technology with S Beam and Bluetooth 4.0.

Galaxy Core LTE 2

So not quite the premium design that Samsung would market it as, but a rather respectable looking mid range device with lightning fast data speeds.

The Galaxy Core LTE will be available in standard white and black colors, and will go on sale across Europe, as well as in Russia and select countries in Asia. The Galaxy Core LTE may be referred to as the Galaxy Core 4G in some regions.

  • AndroidBoss

    Not bad.

    • MasterMuffin

      but not good :)

      • AndroidBoss

        Well yeah, I mean if this thing goes for $100-$150 unlocked, it will be good as a budget phone. Still, I think the best phones under $200 are the Asus Zenfones and Moto G.

        • MasterMuffin

          If I know Samsung, it won’t be cheap

          • IronLiver

            Sammy never goes cheap even if it looks cheap. Look at the bright side you have all those unique apps that no one ever uses :D

          • MasterMuffin

            yippee :D

  • MadCowOnAStick

    2100 isn’t disappointing. The Nexus 5 only has a 2300 mAh battery.

    • MasterMuffin

      maybe the new LTE takes a lot of battery?

  • Piterson Massenat Desir

    Great low end device!! Cheers to choice for low end market!

  • Heisenberg

    I don’t think Sammy have a low end LTE phone in their line up until now…

  • Jayfeather787

    Why was I not surprised when I saw dual core? Sigh.

  • Юрий

    What’s about price? And when the sales start?

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  • johntigwel

    Its time all these phone company gives the consumer a nice less expensive smartphone