Samsung Galaxy Core

Samsung had announced Galaxy Core in May and last week it was listed on company's website without a price or shipping date.

Samsung Galaxy Core is available for pre-bookings at Rs. 15,350 and will ship starting July 1. The White colour is listed on the Samsung India online story already, with the Blue colour listed as 'forthcoming'. Third-party websites like Infibeam and Flipkart list the phone for Rs. 15,199 and Rs. 15,200 and indicate the MRP as Rs. 15,690.

Samsung Galaxy Core is a dual-SIM smartphone that sports a 4.3-inch screen with a 480x800 resolution. Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the smartphone has 1GB of RAM and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and feature Samsung's TouchWiz interface layer on top.

The smarrphone sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front facing camera. Galaxy Core offers 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded through a microSD card. It also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS connectivity options. The phone comes with an 1800mAh battery.

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4, Galaxy Core comes with FM Radio functionality. The phone offers smart dual-SIM functionality allowing users to receive calls on one SIM card even when they're utilising the second SIM.

Samsung Galaxy Core offers new smart features borrowed from some of its high-end sibling including Smart Stay that recognises when a user is looking at the phone, and saves battery life when a user looks away by dimming the screen and powering down using advanced facial recognition, Smart Alert that alerts the user to missed calls and messages when the device is picked up, Motion UI that activates common functions such as refresh or mute with simple motion commands and S Voice, Samsung's own voice assistant.


  • 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touch screen with WVGA 480x800 resolution
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, can be expanded by up to 32GB via microSD card
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • VGA front camera
  • Dual-SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v 3.0, GPS
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1800mAh battery



2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GT-I8260

                  GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GT-I8262 (SIM 1 & SIM 2)
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
                  HSDPA 900 / 2100 - GT-I8262 (SIM 1 & SIM 2)
SIM                 Optional Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
Announced 2013, May
Status         Coming soon. Exp. release 2013, July


Dimensions 129.3 x 67.6 x 9 mm (5.09 x 2.66 x 0.35 in)
Weight         124 g (4.37 oz)


Type                 TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size                 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes


Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes


Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 8 GB, 1 GB RAM


Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB         Yes, microUSB v2.0


Primary      5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Features         Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection
Video         Yes, 480p@30fps
Secondary Yes, VGA


OS                 Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPU                Dual-core 1.2 GHz
Sensors         Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser         HTML
Radio         FM radio with RDS
GPS                 Yes, with A-GPS support
Java                 Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Metallic Blue, Chic White
       - SNS integration
             - MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
             - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
             - Organizer
             - Image/video editor
             - Document viewer
             - Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
             - Voice memo/dial
             - Predictive text input


         Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 500 h (2G) / Up to 300 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 9 h (3G)

10. MISC

SAR EU 0.29 W/kg (head)     0.95 W/kg (body)    
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Write by: RC - Monday, June 24, 2013

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