Samsung is fond of announcing new gadgets once in a while; others may see it as a chance of having alternatives, especially those who doesn't have more bucks to drop for a flagship device. So now, the new hardware is called the Galaxy Core and basing on the looks of it, it borrows aesthetics to the Galaxy S 4 - those rounded edges and glossy finish makes these two devices look like a smaller and a bigger version of each other.
Anyways, you'll have a fair share of screen real estate with it's 4.3-inch 480 x 800p display that'll be treated with a TouchWiz, ofcourse, skin on top of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Under its hood, you'll get a set mid-range affair - 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, a gigabyte of RAM, 8GB of internal memory and a 5MP rear shooter. The Galaxy Core has a dual-SIM capability as its trademark feature and a reasonable 1800 mAh battery that could keep you on the road for a while.
If the specs doesn't please you, the Galaxy Core is brushed with softwares similar to the Galaxy S 4's - Smart Stay, S Voice, Smart Alert, Motion Ui, etc. So if you're up to the idea of having S 4's flagship softwares but not particular with those pesky internals, the Core might be the handset for you.
It'll come to the Philippines in two waves, the dual-SIM variant will hit us on May and the single-SIM model will come July. So what do you think, would this be a good alternative?
Samsung Galaxy Core Specifications
4.3-inch WVGA (480x800) capacitive display, 217ppi
1.2GHz dual-core application processor
1GB of RAM
8GB of internal storage
microSD support up to 64GB
5MP autofocus camera with LED flash480p at 30fps video recording
VGA front-facing camera
GPS with A-GPS support
Stereo FM Radio with RDS
WiFi b/g/n / Bluetooth v3.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi hotspot
microUSB v2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack
HSDPA/HSUPA 5.76mbps 900/2100
Accelerometer, Proximity, Digital Compass
Dual SIM / Dual Standby (Optional)
Li-Ion 1,800mAh battery
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)