Samsung’s Galaxy Core Prime smartphone has been made available for purchase in India through a couple of e-commerce websites and it comes with a price tag of Rs 9275. That’s certainly a high amount to pay for an entry-level smartphone, mainly since there are a plethora of mid-range options available for much cheaper.
The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is as you’d expect a carbon copy of every other Galaxy smartphone on the market. The key highlight of the design is that there’s a metal ring running along the sides and the rear panel has a plain matte finish with no textures. Mediocre-looking as it is, the phone doesn’t even impress in the hardware department.
It offers a 4.5-inch PLS LCD panel with only WVGA 800 x 480 pixel resolution. If that’s not disappointing enough, the cameras here are 2MP front and 5MP rear. We’ve certainly seen local and even global competitors do a much better job. Take Asus’ ZenFone series and Motorola’s Moto G for example.
The Core Prime runs Android 4.4 KitKat and processing power is delivered via a 1.2GHz quad core chipset of unknown make. For memory, there’s 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and a microSDXC card slot compatible with up to 64GB. The phone also has a 2000mAh battery and dual SIM card slots.
Here’s a roundup of the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime’s specs:
– 1.2GHz quad core processor
– 1GB RAM
– 8GB storage, 64GB expandable
– Android 4.4 KitKat w/ TouchWiz
– 4.5-inch WVGA display
– Dual SIM card slots w/ 3G
– 2000mAh battery
– 2MP front imager, 5MP rear snapper
The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is expected to go on sale soon via the eStore for Rs 9700, but it can already be purchased via eBay at a lower amount of Rs 9275.