With all the hype surrounding the launch and release of the Samsung Galaxy S4, it's easy to forget that Samsung does make other phones. Of course, Samsung will also gladly remind us, and that's what they have done today. They just officially new mid-range/budget-friendly device, the Samsung Galaxy Core. Here's a spec breakdown,
  • 4.3-inch display with WVGA resolution
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Front-facing VGA camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • 1,800mAh battery
  • Android 4.1
  • Smart Stay, Smart Alert, S Voice & Motion UI
  • Dual-SIM bays (International version)
  • Single SIM version in July for the US

As you can see, the specs are pretty decent, although of course, that will depend upon the price at launch. They didn't share that just yet, nor did they share when it will hit the shelves. We will keep you apprised when we know more. Here is the full press release,

Samsung Introduces the GALAXY Core for Ideal Portability and Power

May 6, 2013

The smartphone combines dual core processing power, compact design, and Dual SIM technology

SEOUL, Korea - May 06, 2013 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leader in mobile technology and digital solutions, today announced the Samsung GALAXY Core, a smartphone designed to offer users dual core processing power for multitasking, Dual SIM technology for easy transition between work and play, and a wealth of innovative smart features. The GALAXY Core is a device that can operate seamlessly and effectively in all aspects of life.

The GALAXY Core is the perfect device for the user looking for optimal balance of portability and power. Equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, the GALAXY Core performs data intensive tasks with speed and ease. The processing power is supported by 8GB of Internal memory and 1GB of RAM so that users can play feature-rich games, multitask and consume limitless media. All of these activities are aided by a beautiful 4.3 inch display, and a long-lasting 1,800mAh battery for extended usage. The device also comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera, offering flawless and beautiful photos. These features are also supported with the GALAXY Core's Dual SIM technology, enabling users to access both SIM cards simultaneously.

Offering innovative mobile solutions to enhance the user experience, the GALAXY Core's smart features provide advanced tools that continue to set the GALAXY series apart. Utilizing human interactions including voice, movement, and optical commands, the GALAXY Core has a wide array of smart features that include:

'Smart Stay': Recognizes when a user is looking at the phone, and saves battery life when a user looks away by
dimming the screen and powering down using advanced facial recognition
'Smart Alert': Alerts the user to missed calls and messages when the device is picked up
'Motion UI': Activates common functions such as refresh or mute with simple motion commands
'S Voice': Provides voice command functionality

The GALAXY Core will be available in two different versions Single SIM from July or Dual SIM from May, depending on the market.