On Monday, South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics has made official a new entry-level Android-based smartphone, in the form of Galaxy Core Lite.The handset has been rumored for quite some time now to arrive on shelves with appealing capabilities for its segment, and Samsung has confirmed all that in the official announcement.
The company has launched the handset during a special press event in Taiwan, and said that it will start selling it in this country later this month, with a price tag of 7,988 TWD (about $266 / €196) attached to it.
As PhoneArena notes, Galaxy Core Lite hits the market with model number SM-G3586V, while featuring a 4.7-inch touchscreen display capable of delivering a WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) resolution.
The smartphone also comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor inside, as well as with 1GB of RAM next to it, thus being capable of delivering appealing performance capabilities when compared to devices in its range.
The most important feature of the handset, however, is the fact that it comes to the market with support for 4G LTE networks, something that is rarely seen on WVGA Samsung phones, as PhoneArena notes.
The new Samsung Galaxy Core Lite was also unveiled with a 5-megapixel camera on the back, with LED flash. The handset should offer at least HD video recording capabilities to its users.
The specs list of this mobile phone also includes 8GB of internal memory, most probably complemented by a microSD memory card slot, although no specific info on the matter has been provided as of now.
Samsung Galaxy Core Lite was also unveiled with a 2000 mAh battery inside, as well as with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities and NFC.
What’s also interesting to note about the phone is the fact that Samsung launched it in Taiwan with the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system loaded on top right from the start.
Most probably, the company is planning on updating it to the newer Android 4.4 KitKat platform version in the not too distant future, but those interested in purchasing it will have to do with Jelly Bean for now.
One thing that Samsung did not announce as of now is whether and when users in other markets out there will be able to purchase the new device.
Most probably, the company is planning on making the phone available internationally, though it remains to be seen when exactly that will happen, so stay tuned for specifics on the matter.