Samsung is said to be addressing a market segment that is often ignored in this fast-paced, fast-evolving technology world. According to Korean media, the company will soon be outing the Galaxy Core Advance as an Android smartphone for less agile users.
Majority of gadgets we hear about today are, within reason, mostly targeted at adults, teens, and, more recently, toddlers. But as today’s high-end smartphone users grow older, manufacturers will need to address an upcoming new market segment made up of the elderly, as well as those with disabilities, for whom the traditional feature phone won’t be enough. According to an unnamed Samsung official, the company has recognized this need and will be starting with a slightly modified version of its Galaxy Core budget smartphone.
In terms of hardware, the Galaxy Core Advance is believed to retain the specs of its original namesake. The only external difference is that the power and volume buttons are supposedly still visible in low light situations, though there isn’t any information on how Samsung will implement that. The smartphone will also have an extra coating that will protect it from scratches that might occur when being handled by people with less defined motor skills. On the software side, there will also be a new feature that will read out loud text that is captured by the smartphone’s camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Core Advance is expected to be announced next month and there might be other smartphones with similar features coming in the future. Overall, these features would be nice to have on any smartphone as well.