Here’s the latest Android phone from Samsung, and it’s named the Galaxy Core. It follows several big-screen, fairly high profile announcements from the company, including the Galaxy Mega and the Galaxy Win, as it continues to bring out the rest of its 2013 range after the Galaxy S4 flagship phone made its debut in April.
The Galaxy Core isn’t quite as high-spec as the Galaxy S4, but it certainly shares a few design similarities, such as the overall shape of the chassis and a textured rear panel. The screen measures 4.3-inches and has a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and the phone is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM.
Less than two years ago, this would have been considered a top-of-the-range specification, and it almost matches the Galaxy S2 flagship; but today it’s only good enough for a mid-range phone. Still, that means someone could grab a bargain, as the Galaxy Core also comes with Android Jelly Bean, plus several of Samsung’s popular software features such as S Voice, Smart Stay and the gesture control system it calls Motion UI.
Samsung has also added a 5 megapixel camera, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, GPS and a VGA video call camera. The Galaxy Core will also be available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM configurations. The latter will go on sale later this month, with the single-SIM model coming in July. Exact pricing and information on where it will be sold has yet to be revealed, but we wouldn’t rule out a UK launch in the near future.