The Samsung Galaxy Core, a device that had its details leaked not too long ago, has been made official by the Korean giant, and will also have a single SIM version (the previous information only mentioned a dual SIM smartphone).
Described in the press release to offer “Ideal Portability and Power”, the device mostly confirms what had been previously mentioned: it has a 4.3-inch touchscreen at a resolution of 800 x 480 and a 1.2GHz CPU, coupled with 1GB of RAM. Internal memory is 8GB (expandable via microSD card), and you can store images taken by the 5-megapixel camera on it, among other things.
The Galaxy Core runs Android Jelly Bean, with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface on top, of course, and both dual SIM and single SIM models are set to be available on the market . The press release says that you should expect the dual SIM in May, with the single SIM one coming in July. It also mentions that availability depends on market, so it might be possible that your location might get only one of them.
The press release doesn’t mention anything on pricing, but if we’re to believe the previously leaked information, the dual SIM version will cost around $415.
Would you be tempted to get the Samsung Galaxy Core, and if so, which version?
Samsung Introduces the GALAXY Core for Ideal Portability and Power
May 6, 2013
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.