Fully in line with expectations that growth in the smartphone market will take place in the cheaper regions mostly we see today the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Core Advance – a device with a good number of Samsung’s latest software features, a physical camera button, and a FM radio.
The Galaxy Core Advance is a further development of the first Galaxy Core , which – not scare – really only half a year on the market. The Core Advance offers, relative to its ‘Advance-less’ brother, a larger 4.7 inch display, a slightly larger 2000 mAh battery, and a new version of the Android operating system. Inside the device is a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, the beating heart, while 1GB of RAM memory available, and 8 GB of internal storage.
The Core Advance has a soft touch housing that provides a better grip than the smooth, shiny plastic body that we know from other Galaxy devices. The buttons on the front of the device reminiscent of the Galaxy S4 Active . Other remarkable features are the presence of a real, physical camera button for five megapixel camera, and a hardware key to the voice recorder to activate. And although Samsung in its high-end handsets increasingly build in any FM radio, the Core Advance features it does have.
Besides the well-known features such as S Voice, S Translator, Group Play , and quite a few camera options, the Galaxy comes with a feature called Core Advance Screen Curtain . With Screen Curtain , it is possible to do things on your phone while black stands out, both in terms of battery life as well as privacy benefits. At least, that states the press release, but we are still curious what this feature does in practice.
The Core Advance will be located, in stores in early 2014 in a blue and white gear version. Although this has yet to confirm a release in our regions also appears to be on the program.