Samsung Galaxy Core is available for pre-bookings at Rs. 15,350 and will ship starting July 1. The White colour is listed on the Samsung India online story already, with the Blue colour listed as 'forthcoming'. Third-party websites like Infibeam and Flipkart list the phone for Rs. 15,199 and Rs. 15,200 and indicate the MRP as Rs. 15,690.
Samsung Galaxy Core is a dual-SIM smartphone that sports a 4.3-inch screen with a 480x800 resolution. Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the smartphone has 1GB of RAM and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and feature Samsung's TouchWiz interface layer on top.
The smarrphone sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front facing camera. Galaxy Core offers 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded through a microSD card. It also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS connectivity options. The phone comes with an 1800mAh battery.
Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4, Galaxy Core comes with FM Radio functionality. The phone offers smart dual-SIM functionality allowing users to receive calls on one SIM card even when they're utilising the second SIM.
Samsung Galaxy Core offers new smart features borrowed from some of its high-end sibling including Smart Stay that recognises when a user is looking at the phone, and saves battery life when a user looks away by dimming the screen and powering down using advanced facial recognition, Smart Alert that alerts the user to missed calls and messages when the device is picked up, Motion UI that activates common functions such as refresh or mute with simple motion commands and S Voice, Samsung's own voice assistant.
Samsung Galaxy Core key specifications