Verizon has just announced that the budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy Core prime will make its way to the carrier on February 26th. It will launch for $29.99 for users who’d like to sign up for a two-year contract, and will be priced at $8 per month for users taking advantage of the Verizon Edge plan. While the carrier has yet to release the off-contract price for this device, the phone will likely launch for around $200.
Related: Best Galaxy Core prime cases
The Galaxy Core Prime has a 4.5-inch 480 x 800 resolution display, a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 410 processor backed by 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and support for up to 64GB of MicroSD card expansion. It’s running Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box, and has a 2000mAh battery, a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. Verizon also says that the phone will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the future.
The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime won’t win any awards on the spec sheet, and it’s probably not the best device out there for the money. But for those who want the Samsung Galaxy experience without breaking the back, this may be a good contender. We’ll be sure to follow up if we hear anything else regarding the price of this device.