Samsung Introduce Galaxy Core; Another Low-End Smartphone that Apes the Galaxy S 4

| May 6, 2013 | 4 Replies


If there’s one thing that can be said for Samsung, it’s that they sure know how to release a whole fleet of smartphones. Where HTC have tried to release less smartphones (albeit with questionable success) Samsung seem perfectly content to release as many smartphones as they can. Whenever a flagship is released from Samsung, you can pretty much guarantee that there will be a myriad of budget-minded, mid to low-end cameras to follow in its footsteps. This certainly doesn’t seem like a bad thing for Samsung, and it’s not exactly hurting their bottom line.

Which leads us to the Galaxy Core, the latest smartphone from Samsung, aimed at the low-end market. Let’s just take a look at the specs shall we:

  • 4.3-inch WVGA (800 x 480) LCD Display
  • Dual-Core 1.2 Ghz CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of Internal Storage with microSD support
  • Android 4.1.2 with TouchWiz
  • A 5MP rear-facing camera with flash, and a VGA camera round-front.
  • Samsung features like S Voice, Smart Stay and the Motion UI are present
  • Single and Dual-SIM varieties will be made available

The Galaxy Core will be made available in May for the Dual-SIM variety and those looking for a more regular single-SIM option will have to wait until July. There’s no word on pricing just yet but, we can’t imagine that the Galaxy Core is going to be expensive. Take a look at more pictures of the Galaxy Core below:

It seems to me that Samsung are trying too hard to milk the Galaxy S 4 branding (for lack of better phrasing) with these budget-minded smartphones, that are clearly aimed at either emerging markets or Asian territories. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with launching a variety of devices to meet each and every price-point, all manufacturers do that but, surely Samsung are running the risk of presenting too much choice? Would it not be better to release a Galaxy S 4 Mini on a budget and release it worldwide? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

[Source: Engadget]

Category: Android News, Android Phone News

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For years now I've had a heavy interest in technology, I grew up with 8-bit computers and gaming consoles and have been using Linux for years now. Android saved me from the boredom of iOS years ago and I've loved every minute of it. As a big reader and writer nothing pleases me more than to write about the exciting world of Android and technology as a whole.
  • Kevin Partner

    That doesn’t look like a bad specification to me – especially the fact it’s running Jelly Bean. I’d expect that to be mid-range rather than budget like the S3 mini

    • Tom Dawson

      I don’t think the specs are awful but, Samsung keep on churning out these smartphones that have little to no identity. An S4 Mini with these or higher specs, like a qHD AMOLED display would be a much better release I feel.

  • Abheek Gupta

    I sort of find myself in agreement with you. Samsung has been ripping off on itself a bit too much now. Although I haven’t yet got a chance to lay my hands on the S4, which has been very recently launched in India, just a week ago, still all that online reading told me that the One has been a better shot at phone-making. People around the globe are really expecting to HTC having a shot at the sales chart this year with the One. What startles me is, the One being such an anticipated entity in the market, why is HTC not making haste in launching it in markets like India, where the S4 got its release, and is obviously enjoying the eager people picking it up like hot cakes. I own a HTC device and have owned a few Samsung devices, of comparable strength, in the past, and I can easily say when it boils down to performance and quality, an HTC device holds the upper hand, but their marketing strategy is so lethargic, they are deemed to lose out to the market. Coming back to Samsung, yes, well the Galaxy S duos was a total rip-off of the S3 aimed at the lower mid-range market, now if the Galaxy Core is the next thing, well, we’re gonna have a real hard time knowing who is flaunting an S4 or who is faking it.

  • KinsaKay

    Wow a new one . But that Galaxy S4 is to die for . Love at first sight for me :)