In an attempt to compete with the mid-range offering from Xiaomi, the newly launched Redmi Note, Samsung has officially released Galaxy Core 2 smartphone in the Indian market now. The smartphone was launched recently and is selling currently at Rs 11,899 via online retailer Infibeam.
Samsung Galaxy Core 2: Key Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Core 2 features a 4.5-inch display offering a resolution of 800 x 480 Pixels and it is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor coupled,768MB of RAM, Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS with a custom layer of Samsung TouchWiz Essence UI. Imaging aspect is quite average with the inclusion of 5MP rear camera with LED Flash and a 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing shooter.
Other specs include: Dual SIM, 4 GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB with microSD, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS and is powered by a 2000 mAh battery. Further, the smartphone holds the dimension of 130.2 x 67.9 x 9.8mm and weighs at 138 grams.
Taking a glance at the specs, it looks like Sammy is not aware of the fact that smartphone makers like Micromax and recently arrived Xiaomi are offering far better devices at the same price range. And if it goes in the same pattern, Samsung will have to pay for the glitch soon. Moreover, Samsung has already faced its share of loss in 1Q this year.
Since most of the smartphones being launched in this price-range offer at least 1GB or RAM with all other goodies including a quad core CPU and a KitKat OS, Samsung might just have to beg out loud in the marketing front to bring its sales numbers for the Galaxy Core 2 to a noteworthy heights.
Moreover, Samsung is also reportedly said to launch the Galaxy Young 2 and the Galaxy Star 2 in India soon, which is said to be cheaper that the currently available Galaxy Core 2. However, these devices also come with inferior hardware, which would not be commendable enough to battle against the current smartphones with heavy specs.
As mentioned before, Xiaomi also launched its latest range of smartphones in India, which includes the Mi3, the Redmi 1S, Redmi Note and a Mi Pad tablet. Out of them - the Redmi Note - will directly stand against the latest offering from Samsung, which is now on sale online.
The Redmi Note, which is priced at Rs. 9,999 will be it's most potential rival in the Indian market. Thus, you might want to check out the specs of the handset as well.
Xiaomi Redmi Note: Key Specifications
It is powered by a 5.5-inch IPS display with 720 pixel resolution. The device has 2 GB of RAM coupled with 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor. It has 8 GB of onboard storage and a micro-SD card slot that supports another 32GB. The device runs on Android 4.2 that has been optimized with MIUI version 5. Apart from that, the device sports a primary 13MP rear camera with LED flash, alongside a 5MP snapper at the front of it. The phone is juiced via a massive 3200mAh battery.
After taking a glance at the aforementioned specs of both the phones, you probably know by now that Redmi Note features far better specs when compared to Galaxy Core 2. And it's not just the Xiaomi Redmi Note that is a lone rival against the Core 2, but at the same time, if you check out the smartphones that are being offered at the same price range, you might be amazed to see other devices including, the Micromax Canvas HD Plus A190, Zenfone 5 from Asus and even the Wickedleak Wammy Neo Youth will stand as tough competitors against Galaxy Core 2.