Consumer electronics giant Samsung has launched a new mid-range smartphone dubbed as Galaxy Core Max.
The new phone has been listed at the company's official China website revealing the specifications of the device. Galaxy Core Max sports a 4.8-inch super AMOLED based qHD (540x960p) screen and comes packed with Android OS, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU backed by 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 64GB) and 2,200 mAh battery, which runs the phone for close to 419 hours under standby mode.
Other stipulated specifications include -- 8.0-megapixel main camera, 5.0-megapixel camera, dual-SIM slots, 4G-LTE network support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other standard connectivity features.
As of now, the device is expected to be sold initially in China, but going by Samsung's history, the Galaxy Core Max is likely to be released in India as well. The South Korean company is lately facing stiff competition from Xiaomi, Motorola, Asus and other domestic players like Micromax and Karbonn, especially in budget and mid-range sector. So, one can expect Galaxy Core Max to hit stores in India sooner or later.
In related news, Samsung has also launched a new high-end flagship variant Galaxy S5 Plus. It packs pretty much the same hardware seen inside the original Galaxy S5 (launched in February), only difference between the two is that the former packs more powerful Snapdragon 805 series quad-core processor, while the latter houses 801 series chipset. It is has been made available in Netherlands, however, there is no word, whether it will be released in global regions.
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Core Max:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Core Max [SM-G5108Q]|
|Display||4.8-inch super AMOLED based qHD (540x960p) screen|
|OS||Android with custom UI|
|Processor||1.2GHz quad-core CPU|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, auto-focus,Front: 5.0-megapixel camera|
|Battery||2,200 mAh;Standby time: Close to 419 hours|
|Network||2G, 3G & 4G-LTE TDD|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM (micro) slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n 2.4Ghz), GPS/GLONASS, USB v2.0,|
|Dimensions||136.3 x 69.6 x 8.0 mm|
[Image credit: Samsung China]