Galaxy Core

4.3-inch WVGA screen, dual-core 1.2GHz CPU​, 5-megapixel camera

In keeping with its track record of putting out new smartphones at every conversion of screen size, price and specs, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Core, a mid-range handset sporting Galaxy S2-level internals. The Galaxy Core, which looks an awful lot like a shrunken-down Galaxy S3, packs a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU behind a 4.3-inch WVGA screen. Other notable spec points include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, an 1800mAh battery and 5-megapixel rear shooter. As you'll note from the pic above, the Galaxy Core will come in black and white color options.

On the software side it's running the TouchWiz Nature UI atop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. That means it includes many of Samsung's latest software tricks, such as Smart Stay, S Voice, and Smart Alerts. 

Samsung says the Galaxy Core will arrive in dual-SIM form from May, and that a single-SIM version will follow from July depending on markets. But exactly which markets will get the Core is unclear -- we'll likely have to wait on local announcements from Samsung offices around the world.

Source: Samsung


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Samsung announces Galaxy Core - mid-level handset with dual-SIM option


Oh no... if it includes Samsungs latest software tricks I think they mean to say it comes with 1GB of RAM and 0GB of internal storage.

There is already phones in Europe whit better specs than that at 200€, and that one will cost at last 300€.
And whit the S-crapware taking near all the space, who will want this...

Oh my word I actually have this phone. it can fit 20 light apps and leave 150MB utility space. I can only music and internet on it. Shitty Google. I preffered having a "insecure phone" (sic Google, who want you to buy a shiny new phone, not a SD card; lol Apple is gonna get a lot of new custumers). A functional Android phone WITH app2sd. That feature may be insecure but developing a new virtual system protocol for SD card write access would be a relatively easy fix.
They did it with MTP to allow simultaneous copying of music/data from PC and app usage on phone. Do it again u lazy XDA.

Why do all pocket sized devices have to mid or low end? I have a SGS3 and its a great device but I wish there was a "class" of phones slightly smaller that still maintained high end hardware. I can fit my phone in most of my pockets...but nothing else.

Unless this thing is free on contract, the Lucid 2 is the more attractive option. L2 has a 2460mAh battery for goodness sakes.