Samsung (Credit: Reuters)
Samsung (Credit: Reuters)Reuters

Samsung India on Tuesday officially released the mid-range Galaxy Core smartphone in to the market.

Vineet Taneja, Samsung Mobile, India Division Head, at the occassion said, "Galaxy Core is designed especially to provide a power packed experience to the users by combining dual core processing power, compact design, and Dual SIM technology all into one device. The device is also loaded with various smart features that provide the users with advanced tools that continue to set the GALAXY series apart."

Galaxy Core sports a 4.3-inch TFT LCD WVGA screen with 480x800p display resolution and runs on Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS. It packs 1GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt memory along with microSD slot which allows it to expand storage space up to 32GB.

The Galaxy phone packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor powered by a Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery and houses a decent 5.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash support. It also has a 0.3-megapixel VGA camera on the front.

The smartphone also comes with innovative features borrowed from its high-end brethrens such as Smart Stay which uses facial recognition technology to sense if the user is looking away and thus automatically dim the screen light and lower the power usage to save battery life. Other smart features include S Voice, Motion UI, and Smart Alert.

As an introductory offer, the company is reportedly gifting prospective Galaxy Core owners a Digital Wallet worth ₹5,000 (valid for 90 days) to buy games online. To avail this offer, owners need to send SMS 'MuOffer' to 56886 to receive the myServices App link to launch it.

In addition to the initial offer, Samsung has also tied up with Idea and Vodafone carrier networks to give away free internet data for a limited time. 2G Vodafone customers will get 1GB free data a month for two months (offer ends on 30 September), whereas Idea 2G and 3G users will get free internet data of 512MB a month for two months (offer ends on 31 October).

As per reports, Samsung Galaxy Core is currently available at brick-and-mortar stores as well as online shops - Samsung India e-store, Flipkart, Saholic and Infibeam, with varying prices hovering around ₹15,300.

Key specs of Samsung Galaxy Core:

Model Samsung Galaxy Core
Display 4.3-inch TFT LCD WVGA screen with 480x800pdisplay resolution
OS Android v4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor Dual-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed
Storage capacity 8GB, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
Camera Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash support 800x480p video recording.Front: 0.3-megapixel VGA camera
Battery Li-Ion, 1800 mAh
Network 2G & 3G
Add-ons Dual SIM, Bluetooth v3.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB v2.0,A-GPS, Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Motion UI, S voice
Dimensions 129.5 x 67.56 x 8.95 mm
Weight 124 g
*Price ₹15,350/-

*Price as quoted in Samsung India e-store.