Samsung is aiming to release a new smartphone in their Galaxy Core series called the Samsung Galaxy Core 2. It will be sort of a mid-range smartphone with some good features like Dual SIM. This information comes thanks to a Russian tech site called Hi-tech.mail.ru which has previously released quite accurate information. While the site seems to be credible, it is recommended that you do not take this news seriously until there is official word about the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 from Samsung.
The site has all the specs and some photos of the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 which makes us believe that the leak is genuine. The smartphone is said to run on Android version 4.4 Kit Kat right out of the box and will have mid-range specs to boot. The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 will have a 4.5 inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels which is not that great to be honest. The smartphone will have HSPA+ connectivity along with dual SIM capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 will run on a quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz along with only 512 MB of RAM. The smartphone will feature a 5 MP rear facing camera as well as VGA front one. There will be 4 GB of storage space and 2000 mAh battery to keep the lights on for a long time. A microSD card slot will cater to storage expansion needs.
What bothers us is that the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 will be retailing for about $277 (€200). With these specs the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 seems to be a very steep deal. The Russian site may be wrong about the price though and we hope that they are. Otherwise the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 will have a hard time impressing anyone at this price point. Low end smartphone specs do not warrant a high price tag in our books.