Samsung's much-talked about Tizen based smartphone, Samsung Z1, is attracting all the media attention but the company is apparently working on yet another budget phone for the Indian market.
Samsung is reportedly readying its Galaxy Core Prime to be launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 9.599, said a Mumbai retailer Mahesh Telecom. The local mobile retailer also shared a picture of the phone on Facebook.
The mobile retailer shared specifications of the Galaxy Core Prime, which goes by the model number G360H. In the public post on Facebook, Mahesh Telecom noted that a 4.5-inch WVGA (480x800 pixels) screen adorns the Galaxy Core Prime. Other leaked specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, much like the Samsung Z1.
Samsung hasn't made any official announcement about the new entry but the specs and the picture looks legit. It also suggests that an official announcement is not too far away. The camera feature on the Core Prime is impressive with a 5-megapixel rear shooter with auto focus and flash and the front camera supports 2-megapixel. The handset comes with 8GB onboard storage but can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD slot. The battery is 2,000mAh and the phone includes basic sharing functions such as Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth, and 3G.
Samsung's unannounced Galaxy Core Prime was previously listed on Flipkart in October before it was taken down shortly. The price shown at the time was Rs. 8,499 but the specs listed were slightly lower compared to the latest leak.
The Korean tech giant lost a major share to Apple in the high-end market and Chinese upstarts like Xiaomi managed to pull the low-end segment. Samsung is now trying to regain its lost dominance in the budget phone category with a series of new launches.