Samsung has announced a new entry-level Android smartphone, dubbed
Galaxy Core Advance. Unfortunately, the company has not revealed the
price for the smartphone.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy Core
Advance will be available in two colour variants - Deep Blue and Pearl
White - and will hit markets by early next year.
Galaxy Core Advance
is part of
the Galaxy Core line-up which includes Galaxy Core launched in May this
year and Galaxy Core Plus, launched in
November this year.
Unlike other Galaxy Core smartphones, the Galaxy Core Advance
comes with a design overhaul and is a single SIM device. The South
Korean handset maker claims that the Galaxy Core Advance comes with
number of usability functions and enhanced accessibility features for
disabled and visually impaired users.
Some of the usability and
accessibility features include optical scan that can recognize text from
an image and reads it aloud; light sensing technology, which uses the
device's camera to sense light direction and brightness, and instant
voice recorder which gives access to make quick voice notes. Samsung
has also equipped the
Galaxy Core Advance with screen curtain that enables users to operate
commands on a black screen and saves battery life.
Galaxy Core Advance runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung's TouchWiz
UI on top. It features a 4.7-inch TFT display with a 480x800 (WVGA)
pixels resolution. Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor (unspecified
chipset), the Galaxy Core Advance has 1GB of RAM. It sports a
5-megapixel rear autofocus camera with a LED flash and a VGA front
The Galaxy Core Advance offers 8GB of inbuilt
storage which can be expanded up to 64GB with a microSD card. It also
offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, 3G and GPS connectivity options. The
phone comes with a 2000mAh battery.
Mobiles launched in December 2013