The second iteration of the popular Samsung Galaxy Core smartphone, i.e., the Galaxy Core 2 just revealed itself through a leak. Specifications aren’t the most inspiring, but make for quite a read if you’re on the hunt for a bread-and-butter sort of a phone.
The leaked press images come from Russian outlet hi-tech.mail.ru,and show the device’s design language which isn’t very different from any other Samsung phone out there. However, when pitted against the initial version of the Galaxy Core, the Core 2 is definitely more likeable.
Moving on to the leaked specifications of the device, it’s being said that the Core 2 will pack a 4.5-inch screen with a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, and a quad-core processor clocked 1.2GHz. While there’s no confirmation on the make of this CPU, we think it would be fair to assume it’ll be a variant of the Snapdragon 400. While the 1.2GHz quad-core processor should make for a decent processing unit, the Core 2 is (allegedly) let down by the amount of RAM it carries in just 512MB.
Other features of the device include a 5MP rear camera, a VGA front and a 2000 mAh battery. However, something we like is the fact that the device is tipped to run Android v4.4 out of the box, which should make it easy for users to make do with the 512MB of RAM.
On the storage front, the phone is said to have 4GB on-board with a microSD slot that allows you to expand storage by up to 64GB. Another noteworthy feature on the device is the presence of dual SIM support, something highly sought after in markets like India.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Core 2|
|Display||4.5-inch, 800 x 480p|
|Price||To be announced, expected Rs 17,000|
Sources suggest that the phone is set to go on sale in Russia at a price equivalent to roughly 17,000 Rupees, something which surely will make it tough for Samsung to get buyers.