The Samsung Galaxy Core smartphone is a mid-range device that promises to deliver Samsung quality with a decent set of hardware and software options.

The Google Android based device carries a nice set of options including Samsung’s S-Voice and Smart Stay function which tracks user’s eye movements to determine if the devices display should be turned off or on.

Also featured on the Galaxy Core is a 4.3-inch LCD display with a low resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor which takes advantage of 1GB RAM. The Galaxy Core also includes 8GB internal storage with the option for a 64GB upgrade via microSD cards.

Samsung Galaxy Core Launches With 4.3-Inch Display, Dual-Core Processor

On the multimedia side the phone offers an entry-level friendly 5-megapixel camera alongside a front facing VGA option.

Connectivity options on the Galaxy Core include a nice set of features for an entry level device which include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB and USB 2.0. The device is limited to 3G connectivity which will likely suffice for an entry-level user.

On the software side the Galaxy Core offers the Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ OS.  The OS will likely not receive an official upgrade in the future because of the smartphones limited specs.

Powering the smartphone is a high capacity 1800mAh battery.

The Galaxy Core is available in single and dual-SIM variants. The dual-SIM variant of the smartphone will go on sale later this month. The single-SIM version will debut in July.

Pricing has not been released at this time but given the specs I would estimate the device will sell on-contract somewhere between $99 and $149.

Here’s a closer look at the backside of the entry-level smartphone:

Samsung Galaxy Core Backside


Will you be picking up the Samsung Galaxy Core or is the Samsung Galaxy S 4 more up your alley?

[Images via Electronista]