Couple of months ago, Samsung launched its mid-range smartphone the Galaxy Core 2 in India at the price of Rs. 11,990. Now, with the advent of the Android One smartphones in India, it looks like Samsung is already facing the heat.
Thus, yesterday, Samsung just dropped the price of the Galaxy Core 2 smartphone down to Rs. 8,007. The news was revealed by Mumbai-based Mahesh Telecom via Twitter, which AndroidOS first spotted.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AndroidOne?src=hash">#AndroidOne</a> effect <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Samsung?src=hash">#Samsung</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/core2?src=hash">#core2</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PRICEDROP?src=hash">#PRICEDROP</a>. new price ₹7990/- only <a href="http://t.co/9tmMS679a6">pic.twitter.com/9tmMS679a6</a></p>— Manish Khatri (@MAHESHTELECOM) <a href="https://twitter.com/MAHESHTELECOM/status/512189870429597698">September 17, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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.
The price cut is purely against the competition from Android One phones. Moreover, apart from that, there are several other handsets like Moto E, Asus Zenfone 4 and Xiaomi Redmi 1S that will compete with the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 smartphone in India.