After a delay of three months, Samsung has reportedly released the 4G variant of the company's budget smartphone Galaxy Core Prime in India.
The new Galaxy Core Prime 4G (G360F) was unveiled in February and now, Mumbai based smartphone vendor Mahesh Telecom (via Facebook) has confirmed that the device has been released in brick-and-mortar stores across India for ₹9,999.
The company is also giving away data bundle vouchers of 3GB 4G Internet pack and free three months' subscription to Hungama premium and Vu prime value-added entertainment packages to buyers. Details of the device's availability on e-commerce sites are yet to be ascertained.
Besides the 4G-LTE connectivity support feature, the rest of the specifications of G360F model are similar to the 3G variant, which was launched in December 2014.
It sports 4.5-inch WVGA screen with PLS technology for better wider viewing-angle and runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS backed by 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB, 8GB and a 2000 mAh battery.
Though the Galaxy Core Prime packs some decent specs, Samsung will have a tough time convincing shrewd Indian consumers who are spoilt for choices with domestic and Chinese brands that offer superior hardware for lesser price. For instance, Micromax YU Yuphoria, Xiaomi Redmi 2, Lenovo A6000 Plus, Motorola Moto E (2 Gen) boast of high-end specifications and still cost less than ₹7,500.
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G (G360F)|
|Display||4.5-inch WVGA(840x480p) screen with PLS technology for better wider viewing-angle|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Processor||1.2GHz Quad-core CPU|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Battery||2000 mAh cell with Ultra-power saving mode
|Add-ons||Anodized metal trim finish on the corner, matte finish on the rear-side, 7 advance camera modes, Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB v2.0,|