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Samsung has unleashed a new mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy Core Advance which is an upgrade from the previous Galaxy Core released in last May. The Galaxy Core was seen as a lookalike version of the Galaxy S4 for those with smaller pockets and hands.
The latest addition isn’t much of an upgrade as the title portrays and the only basic difference is the screen-size, up from 4.3 inches to 4.7 inches and addition of buttons. Although there’s a slight increase in the display, the resolution stays the same at 480 x 800 pixels toning down the pixel per density to 199 from previous 217 PPI.
The Galaxy Core Advance packs the similar tech specifications from it’s predecessor. Inside you would find it armed with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of disk space which would be expandable as it has a microSD slot. At the back, the same 5MP camera resides with a VGA camera at front. Samsung has added a single LED flash which is a new addition.
At first sight, you’ll notice 3 physical buttons added to the device which looks similar to the latest Galaxy S4 Activ. The handset has updated Bluetooth 4.0, enhanced battery power,GPS, NFC and of course Wi-fi. Unfortunately, you wont be getting 4G with this device. The Galaxy Core Advance runs on Android 4.2 JellyBean and there is a very slim chance of it getting updated to 4.4 KitKat as we normally see Samsung overlooking this factor on the budget handsets.
Price hasn’t been mentioned yet and the handset would be available in Deep Blue and Pearl white and would most likely hit the shelves on the first quarter of 2014.
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