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
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
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.