Off late, Samsung has been severely criticized for showing no interest in the low-end of the smart phone market. While Samsung continues to register its presence in the premium market with likes of the Galaxy S5, the same cannot be said about the company's loosing charm in the affordable market.
Now after a long gap, it seems that the South Korean giant may have something to show off in the super affordable category. The Galaxy Core Mini 4G, a new low-end handset, has been launched in China. Although it features 4G LTE connectivity, still it will be seen as a budget handset, citing its average specifications.
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Spec-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G has a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800-pixels. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage, which can be later expanded via a microSD card slot. The device also comes with a 5MP rear-facing camera.
The device measures 10.6mm in terms of thickness and weighs in at 136grams. The phone runs on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat with Samsung's native UI layer on top. As of now, the Galaxy Core Mini 4G is available in while color option.
Unfortunately, the new 4G LTE handset will be available via China Mobile. There is no update available when Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G will be made available in India or any other Asian country for that matter.
In terms of competition, the Galaxy Core Mini 4G will give tough competition to one and only - the Motorola Moto G 4G LTE. The Moto G 4G has an added LTE connectivity and a microSD card slot.
Here's what you should expect from the Moto G 4G -
• 4.5-inch HD display (1280 x 720, 326ppi)
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor 1.2GHz CPU
• Android 4.4 KitKat
• 8/16GB internal storage;a microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
• 1GB RAM
• 5Mp rear-facing camera with LED flash, 720p video
• 1.3Mp front camera, 720p video
• 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, GPS
• 66 x 130 x 11.6mm, 143g
• 2070mAh battery
• 4G LTE connectivity
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