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


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]