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Samsung announces the Galaxy Core LTE

Samsung has just announced a new smartphone, the Galaxy Core LTE, which offers up faster LTE (4G) data speeds in a mid-range handset.
February 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.