Samsung Galaxy Core LTE announced, mid-ranger bound for Europe and Asia

A little under one year ago saw Samsung introduce the Galaxy Core, a mid-range Android with specs from a year prior and a price to match, and today they're following up with the Galaxy Core LTE. Like its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE isn't exactly an overwhelming device, but it's still one that will be adequate — especially in the low-cost markets at which Samsung is targeting the phone.

The Galaxy Core LTE sports a 1.2GHz dual core processor (just like its predecessor) and a 5MP rear camera (just like its predecessor). The visual language has been updated, where the Galaxy Core looked like a smaller Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Core LTE apes the design language of its more powerful bigger brother Galaxy S4.

The big hallmark feature for the Galaxy Core LTE over its predecessor is in its name, and that'd be the addition of LTE. The Galaxy Core LTE also has a better screen, upgrading from the 4.3-inch 480x800 WVGA screen of its predecessor to a 4.5-inch 540x960 qHD panel. It's not a huge upgrade, but it's something, and even at the larger size the pixel density increases from 216ppi to a more palatable 245ppi.

Of course, the Galaxy Core LTE sports Samsung's TouchWiz user interface on top of Android 4.2.2, but with an LTE radio and likely a low price (the preceding Galaxy Core retailed for a little over $200), it might just be a tempting option for eastern Europe and Asia. What do you think?

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Samsung Galaxy Core LTE announced, mid-ranger bound for Europe and Asia

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If that chart is true, Samsung would have to certify this phone for GMS prior to that date listed. It doesn't have to release it by that date though.

There are going to be a lot of competitive offerings for this market segment introduced in Barcelona and thereafter during Q2 2014. Google (Android) will gain a significantly greater share of the global smartphone market.

Significantly?

Google already has over 80% of the smartphone market. There isn't much left to gain at this point and Apple will always have a stable percentage due to their extremely loyal and strong iPhone fanbase. I can't see Google going higher than 85%.

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Just checked. You are correct.
Android does indeed have over 80 percent of the global smartphone market.

With lower cost Android devices millions more will be empowered with interconnectivity via supercomputers to a vast compendium of knowledge.

Is Samsung a complete idiot for using 4.2.2. or what?

I hope Google strictly enforces the OEM lastest update GSM certification soon. There's no excuse for Samsung to not be using KitKat on mid-range phones like these.

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If that chart is true, Samsung would have to certify this phone for GMS prior to the date listed. It doesn't have to release it by that date though. So yeah. Big deal out of nothing by other blogs.

Is the US lacking in mid range phones like this? I know there is the Moto G, but are there others?

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It reminds me of the Galaxy Light and Galaxy Express. For its price point it's not too bad, but as others have said, the Moto G is more appealing. However, many will buy it just because they trust the Samsung name.

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This one looks like the iPhone. It has the same wide end bezels and the design is definitely very much like the iPhone.