Samsung must be very proud of its Galaxy Core series as it has added yet another member to the lineup, the Mini 4G, which is essentially a slightly upgraded version of the original smartphone with LTE connectivity. The handset has gone official in China carrying the model number SM-G3568V and like the recent releases in the series, it may never reach international waters.
The Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G was spotted by PhoneArena on the Samsung China website. Like its predecessors, this release caters to the entry-level segment and it treats customers to Android 4.4 KitKat along with the usual TouchWiz enhancements. The phone is a single SIM one and it offers TD-LTE support along with TD-SCDMA and GSM network compatibility.
The device comes with a 4.3-inch TFT WVGA display and there’s a 5MP camera on the rear. On the downside, Samsung has chosen to drop the LED flash and a front-facing snapper from the blueprints. For its size, the phone is rather heavy at 136 grams and it’s slightly on the bulky side too measuring 10.6mm thick.
On the inside, there’s a 1.2GHz quad core processor to power up the device. What’s surprising here is that the RAM is a good 1.5GB and you get 8GB of flash memory with a microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB.
Let’s take a quick look at the specs:
– Platform: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Display: 4.3-inch 800 x 480p
– Processor: 1.2GHz quad core
– RAM: 1.5GB
– Storage: 8GB internal, 64GB expandable
– Connectivity: TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
– Camera: 5MP rear
– Dimensions: 127.8mm x 66.2mm x 10.6mm
– Weight: 136 grams
The Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G will go on sale through China Mobile. No price or release date has been provided for the smartphone.