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Samsung’s Galaxy Core Advance and Galaxy Core LTE

Posted on the 21 February 2014 by Anna Peterson

After the fairly popular Samsung Galaxy Core, Samsung unveiled improved versions of this smartphone: the Galaxy Core Advance and the Galaxy Core LTE. The former belongs to the mid-range category of Samsung phones and is already available in South Korea at the price of around $350, while the latter comes with a 4G upgrade and is available in Europe, Russia and some countries in Asia. The pricing of the Core LTE is still unknown.

Samsung Galaxy Core Advance

Samsung launches the Galaxy Core Advance

The Core Advance will be released in Europe and the US in the upcoming months.

The Core Advance sports a 4.7in TFT display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be easily expanded via a microSD card (up to 64GB).

In terms of design, the Galaxy Core Advance bears resemblance to the previous Core models. It measures 133.4 x 70.5 x 9.7 mm and weighs 145 g.

On its back is a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and it also has a VGA front-facing camera. In terms of connectivity, the Core Advance comes with Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and lots of other options, but it does not include LTE. The Samsung Galaxy Core Advance runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has a 2,000mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Core LTE

Samsung launches the Galaxy Core LTE.

The Galaxy Core supports 4G LTE networks.

The Core LTE boasts a 4.5in screen with qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels), which has been upgraded from TFT to PLS. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

It comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage, expandable through a microSD slot (up to 64GB). It also has a 5-megapixel rear camera that can shoot 720p videos and a front VGA camera. On the inside is a 2,100mAh battery and the phone measures 132.0 x 66.3 x 9.8 mm.

When it comes to connectivity, the Galaxy Core LTE has GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and, of course, LTE. The phone will be available in white and black and will feature Samsung’s Motion UI, Google+, Google Talk, Google Maps and the firm’s native ChatOn messaging service.

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