Verizon Wireless will start selling the entry-level Samsung Galaxy Core Prime smartphone on Thursday, Feb. 26. The device, which was first announced in India just last week, will be priced at $29.99 from Verizon with a two-year contract, or for $8 a month for Verizon Edge customers.
The phone will come with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, but will receive an over-the-air update to Android 5.0 Lollipop at some point in the future. The Galaxy Core Prime has a 4.5-inch WVGA display, along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage, with a microSD card slot for adding up to 128GB of additional storage. It also has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front facing camera, along with a 2000mAh battery. Verizon has yet to reveal the no-contract price of the device.