Samsung Galaxy Core LTE: Specs, release date and more at MWC 2014

Samsung has unveiled the latest addition to its smartphone family, the Galaxy Core LTE for 4G enthusiasts.

Speed is the name of the game here, designed for faster downloading and media speeds. Like a lightweight sports car whose stripped back chassis makes way for eye-watering agility, the Galaxy Core has mediocre specs to allow it to harness speeds of up to 150Mbps at an affordable price.

In other words, the smartphone is aimed at super-speed seekers wanting a fast phone on a budget rather than a handset with high-end specs.

The smartphone is rumoured to go on show at MWC in Barcelona next week, where we should get a closer look at its capabilities.

At the moment we know that it only packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean when most of the phones being launched next week will be packing KitKat. It also has a significantly below HD 4.5in 960 x 540 PLS TFT display with a modest 5-megapixel camera and 8GB of internal storage.

Being 4G LTE enabled, however, means that despite lacklustre hardware it should be a category 4 device and therefore one of the fastest on the market. Samsung hasn't yet confirmed pricing, but has announced it will eventually be available in Europe and Asia. Stay tuned to ITProPortal for the full lowdown when we head to MWC next week.