As the world patiently awaits Samsung's Galaxy 5S unveil
, which is anticipated to take place during an "Unpacking
" event on February 24, the South Korean handset maker has a few lower end announcements
to make, including today's unveiling of the Galaxy Core LTE. This is a mid-range smartphone that's hard to get excited about if you're a fan of flagship devices, though mobile users primarily interested in fast downloads may find the Core LTE a serviceable solution.
"The Samsung Galaxy Core LTE is the perfect device for the user looking for faster downloading and media speeds than ever before thanks to an advanced LTE experience on the LTE Category 4 network. Equipped with a 1.2GHz dual core processor, the Galaxy Core LTE supports seamless multitasking and faster webpage loading," Samsung says.
Some markets will see this phone referred to as the Galaxy Core 4G. Either way, the hardware is the same -- it consists of a 4.5-inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card slot, VGA front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC support, USB 2.0 connectivity, 2,100mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.,
The Galaxy Core LTE will be available in white and black color options in countries across Europe as well as in Russia and select countries in Asia.