The Samsung Galaxy Core has been brought into the limelight by the South Korean mobile giant, and by the looks of it, the device looks like it’s a successor to the S Duos we had seen entering markets last year. A larger screen, a faster processor, Android Jelly Bean and a few other features are what differentiate the new device from the earlier one. No official word on either its price or its definite release date is available as of now.
However, it has been mentioned that the phone will be landing in its single SIM form sometime during July and in its dual SIM form in May, depending on the market. The presence of a dual SIM variant and the absence of 4G LTE connectivity is concrete enough a reason to believe that the company has aimed this smartphone towards developing nations, especially India.
Speaking of its components, it can be seen rocking a 1.2GHz dual hearted processor and 1GB worth of RAM which is a definite improvement over the S Duos which sports 1GHz chipset and 768MB of RAM. There’s a upgrade in the software department as well, as this new device runs the 4.1 version of the Jelly Bean OS as opposed to its predecessor’s Ice Cream Sandwich offering.
In terms of memory, the handset has 8GB worth of hoarding capacity to proffer, but there’s scope for expansions thanks to its microSD card slot which supports an additional 64GB. The 4.3 inch display that we mentioned above is a TFT LCD screen, and it throws its visual out with a WVGA resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
The imaging options that make their way into the device include a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a front-facing VGA snapper. Moreover there are the usual connectivity features such as Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB and USB 2.0.
The S3’s Smart Stay feature also finds its way into the phone, allowing the saving of battery life while users are looking away from the screen by dimming the backlight. And then there’s even the Smart Alert feature which renders alerts for missed calls and messages when the handset is picked up. Apart from these, Motion UI and S Voice technologies can be found in the Samsung Galaxy Core as well.