I am not sure how long it will keep working for Samsung, but they seem to want to flood the market with every range of device possible, and by doing so, they think that people everywhere will buy a Samsung device. So far, the formula has been working for them, as evident from their sales figures, but I cannot help thinking that their bubble is soon going to burst. I cannot imagine how one manufacturer can produce so many different devices and not eventually “burn out.” Look at the logistics of components – screen sizes and different resolutions alone would be a nightmare to produce and stock, not to mention the assembly plants needed to make so many different styles and specifications. There has been talk of outsourcing their low-end devices so that Samsung can concentrate only on the high-end Galaxy S and Note series, but so far that has not yet happened.
Back in May we reported that Samsung was releasing its Galaxy Core line of smartphones aimed directly at the low-end market with a 4.3-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and 5MP main camera. Then in December, Samsung followed that model up with the Galaxy Core Advance – aimed directly at the elderly market and people who are physically challenged. Samsung has included low-light visibility of both the power and volume buttons, it will include an extra coating on the device to help with scratches when dropped, and software that will read text out loud, when captured through the smartphone’s camera. Later that month Samsung included the Galaxy Core model when it offered their Wine Red La Fleur editions.
Now there is evidence from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), showing that Samsung has applied for the following four device names: the Galaxy Core Prima, Galaxy Core Ultra, Galaxy Core Max, and Galaxy Ace Style. Either the Galaxy Core Prima, Core Max, and Core Ultra could be three new variants of the Galaxy Core line or they could be carrier-specific names to distinguish themselves among the carriers. The Galaxy Core with LTE is rumored to come with a 4.5-inch WVGA display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP main camera, a 2000mAh battery, and Android 4.3 and be out by the end of March.