Samsung has launched in Taiwan the Galaxy Core Plus smartphone, an update to their Galaxy Core brand. But this upgrade is not actually an upgrade.
The latest device runs Android 4.2 where the original Galaxy Core used 4.1. But it comes equipped with just 768MB of RAM and 4GB of expandable storage, as compared to the original Galaxy Core which had a bit more to offer to users with the 1GB of RAM and 8GB of space.
The Galaxy Core Plus measures 129.7×65.9×9.4mm and weighs in at 134 grams. Featuring a 4.3-inch TFT display (same as its predecessor), the handset comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Also, it offers a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash as well as a VGA front shooter, again the same as the previous model.
In terms of connectivity, the device comes with the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS connectivity options. It also includes smart features like Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Motion UI and the company’s native voice assistant, S Voice.
• 4.3-inch TFT display, 480×800 pixel resolution
• Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
• Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, NFC
• 5-megapixel rear camera, LED flash, Autofocus; VGA front camera
• 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
• 1,800mAh battery
The Galaxy Core Plus is available with a price tag of NT$7,990. It looks like the device is aimed at emerging markets, or could just be a cost-cutting measure by the Korean giant.