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Samsung Galaxy Core Announced: Dual-SIM and Dual-core

Samsung Galaxy Core is the latest smartphone announced by the South Korea-based company, a model with medium specifications and some specific to the Galaxy line-up. Initially, Samsung will launch the smartphone in the dual-SIM variant later this month, while the other model will hit the market in July. Samsung Galaxy Core was designed to provide decent performance in multitasking, dual-SIM capabilities, and some of the features that are available on more expensive models.

Samsung Galaxy Core is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and is running Android 4.1. Jelly Bean out of the box with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz UI. Samsung claims that the hardware platform is capable of fluently running apps and games with high graphics.

The smartphone comes equipped with 8 GB of internal storage expandable using microSD cards of up to 64 GB.

The 4.3-inch display of the Samsung Galaxy Core is using TFT LCD technology with WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) resolution. Samsung fitted to cameras on the Galaxy Core: a front-facing VGA unit and a 5 megapixel sensor on the back. The primary camera is capable of recording 480p@30 fps videos.

The Galaxy Core technical specs list also includes A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, acelerometer, proximity sensor, compass and a Li-Ion 1,800 mAh battery. The smartphone also comes with WiFi 802.11n and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps. The dual-SIM variant uses Samsung technology which allows the cards to be active simultaneously.

I terms of design, the Galaxy Core borrows some of the characteristics of the Galaxy S4 flagship, while the back is a reminiscent of the Galaxy Mega 5.8. Galaxy Core measures 129,3 x 67,6 x 8,95 mm and weighs 124 grams.

Samsung also included some interesting features like Smart Stay (the terminal sees when the user is looking at it and it doesn’t dim the display), Smart Alert (the device vibrates when you pick it up and there are unchecked notifications), Motion UI (functions activated using phone motion), and S Voice (a virtual assistant, similar to Apple’s Siri).