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Update: Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Core 2. The official press release is listed at the bottom of the article
Original story: Samsung's Galaxy Core 2 is now available in India via the company's official e-store for Rs. 11,900. The Core 2 is a dual-SIM smartphone, running Android 4.4 KitKat and powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 768MB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 sports a 4.5-inch display. It has a 5MP rear camera and VGA front facing camera. The smartphone comes with 4GB built-in storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD.
For connectivity, the Core 2 supports 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB. It is powered by a 2000mAh battery.
Listing on the company's website comes a day after Mumbai-based Mahesh Telecom revealed the launch details of the smartphone. Mahesh Telecom also revealed the company is going to launch Galaxy Ace NXT, another budget KitKat-based smartphone. The Ace NXT features 4-inch display, 1.2GHz single-core processor, 3MP rear camera and 1500 mAh battery.
Check out the specs of the Core 2 below:
|Size||11.43 cm (4.5")|
|MEMORY||Internal User Memory||4GB (Disclaimer - The operating system and default applications occupy part of the internal memory)|
|External User Memory||Micro SD(Up to 64GB)|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Operating System||Android Kitkat|
|CONNECTIVITY||SIM Support||Smart Dual SIM|
|NETWORK/BEARER||3G UMTS||21.1 HSPA +|
The official press release:
Samsung announces the launch of Galaxy Core 2
· Galaxy Core 2 offers an exceptional smartphone experience at an affordable price
· It comes with a 4.5” Screen vivid display and powerful 1.2GHz Quad core processor
New Delhi, July 15, 2014: Samsung Electronics today announces the launch of its latest offering Samsung Galaxy CORE 2 in India. Galaxy Core 2 is the successor to the highly popular product Galaxy Core. This new product provides power packed performance with vivid display, faster processor and premium design. Samsung Galaxy Core 2 offers its customers an amazing smartphone experience at an attractive price of Rs. 11,900.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Asim Warsi, Vice President - Marketing, Mobile & IT at Samsung India said “With the launch of Galaxy Core 2, Samsung Electronics has reinforced its commitment to offer latest technology to its customers at an affordable price. With Galaxy Core 2, we offer powerful performance, intelligent features, and refined designs for an exceptional smartphone experience. The Galaxy Core 2 is the perfect device for users who want an optimal mix of style, portability and power. We are confident that the Core 2 will help us augment our existing market share in the INR 10,000-15,000 price range. ”
Galaxy Core 2 is equipped with a 4.5-inch (800 x 480 Pixels) LCD capacitive touch screen display providing an engaging and immersive multimedia experience to consumers. Powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, the smartphone runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Samsung TouchWiz Essence UI. It has a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera. The camera has 8 innovative modes which give more options and flexibility to capture favourite moments. The device features dual SIM support, has 3G HSPA+ connectivity, 768MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage with expansion slot and 2000 mAh battery. Galaxy Core 2 comes with leather like back cover and offers 14 - languages support. It is available in black and white colours.