Samsung unveils affordable Galaxy Core with 4G LTE connectivity
4G LTE on a budget with the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE
Samsung just keep on releasing Galaxy variants and this time it’s the Galaxy Core LTE. This is a follow up to the Galaxy Core which was unveiled back in May, 2013.
As the name suggests, the Galaxy Core LTE is the 4G version of the Galaxy Core - so let’s see how it shapes up. This is clearly an Android smartphone for anyone wanting 4G connectivity on a budget. It will either be known as the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE or Samsung Galaxy Core 4G in the UK - but this has not yet been officially confirmed.
The full specification for the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE is shown in the image above. The areas which push it into the budget range start with the display. It's a 4.5-inch qHD display is optimized for 16:9 video content, but the resolution is a modest 960 x 540 with a ppi of 246.
The dual-core 1.2GHz processor - although perfectly adequate for most needs - is a bit underwhelming and it has just 1GB of RAM. However, it gets better as you get 8GB of on-board storage which can be expanded by up to 64GB via microSD card.
The main snapper is also aimed at the budget market with a 5 megapixel camera that comes with auto-focus and LED flash. The well liked TouchWiz UI brings Motion UI, S Translator, S Voice, Panorama and Buddy Photo Share, Continuous and Smart Shot plus many other Samsung proprietary apps.
Samsung has confirmed that the Core will come in White and Black in countries across Europe but no pricing or on-sale date has been confirmed.
However, the original Samsung Galaxy Core can be bought SIM free for under £200 and we would anticipate seeing the Galaxy Core 4G LTE with a similar price.
Looking to find out more about the original Samsung Galaxy Core
By Kevin Thomas on 18th February, 2014