Samsung creates some of the most popular Android devices in all of the ecosystem. The company is undoubtedly going to sell hordes of its new Galaxy S 4 smartphone. The problem for some people is that the S 4 will be more than their budget can support. Samsung is aiming at these budget shoppers with a new low to midrange device that looks a whole lot like the S 4 but carries a lower price.
The new phone is called the Galaxy Core and has a 4.3-inch display. The smartphone uses a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and has support for dual SIM cards. The device also allows users to have both of those SIM cards active at the same time and switch between calls. Some markets will only get a single SIM version of the device and it’s unclear exactly which market will get what version.
The smartphone will run Android 4.1 for the operating system and use Samsung TouchWiz user-interface. The Galaxy Core has a five-megapixel rear camera and a VGA resolution front camera. The Core doesn’t support LTE, but will operate on 5.7 Mbps HSPA networks and quad band GSM/edge.
Other features include integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, and 8 GB of internal storage. The phone also has 1 GB of RAM and a microSD card slot. That memory card slot supports up to 64 GB of additional storage. Power comes from a removable 1800 mAh battery been. Pricing is unannounced and it’s unclear which areas of the world will get the device first. Those details are expected closer to launch, which is tipped for later this month.