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Samsung Galaxy Core: A better Galaxy S3 Mini?

Samsung has unveiled yet another entry level smartphone called the Galaxy Core, based on its popular Galaxy S2 smartphone (and in the same vein as the Galaxy S3 Mini).

The device has a 4.3-in display with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution, a dual-core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz (and possibly based on a Marvell Broadcom, Qualcomm or Samsung Cortex-A9 design), 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front facing one, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 1,800mAh battery and single/dual SIM options.

As expected, Samsung blends some innovative features introduced by the Galaxy S3 into the Galaxy Core to give the opportunity (and a few reasons) to current owners of old Samsung smartphone to upgrade on a budget.

You therefore get Galaxy-Style software improvements such as Motion UI, Smart Stay, Smart Alert, S Voice and the latest version of the Touch Wiz user interface.

How much will this smartphone cost? Given that the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini costs less than £200, coming even close to that figure would be ludicrous. One can therefore expect Samsung to price it at around £200 SRP with a street price closer to £150 on PAYG.

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