Samsung has done something terribly wrong that wasn't expected from the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones. The makers behind Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have launched a revamped version of Galaxy Core in Taiwan, dubbed as the Galaxy Core Plus.
The original Galaxy Core was launched back in June earlier this year. The device was well received considering it had above average specifications and fantastic price point. But this time around, the Galaxy Core Plus is an ill fated device with no drastic improvements over its predecessor.
Well, it seems that the Galaxy Core Plus is targeted at emerging markets. However, Samsung decided to launch the phone first in a country like Taiwan. Samsung hasn't revealed its plans of releasing the Galaxy Core Plus in countries like India and China.
At first sight, the Galaxy Core Plus appears to be an improved version over the original Galaxy Core. In reality, the Galaxy Core Plus is an underwhelming device. The reason being, the phone has same 4.3-inch display (800 x 480) pixels. The phone features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.
Its predecessor had a 1GB of RAM under the hood, whereas the Galaxy Core Plus comes with 768MB of RAM. Moreover, the phone now has 4GB of ROM vs. 8GB fitted inside the original Galaxy Core. The Galaxy Core Plus runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile OS.
The Samsung Galaxy Core Plus will go on sale for NT$7,990, which should be around Rs. 17,000 in Indian Rupees. The original Samsung Galaxy Core is priced at Rs. 15,199, so the new version would cost consumers around Rs. 18,000.
The Samsung Galaxy Core Plus is not worthy enough, as it has below average specs and sky high price.
It's better to get the new Motorola Moto G. The Moto G is priced $179 (Rs. 11,000) internationally, and the phone will land in India early January next year. GizBot expects the Moto G to be priced somewhere around Rs. 13,000 for 8GB version.
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