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Entry-level Samsung Galaxy Core Advance announced

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Samsung’s been working on a new cheap-o smartphone for those who aren’t interested in breaking the bank for mobile bliss. It’s the Samsung Galaxy Core Advance, a 4.7-inch smartphone with WVGA resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and more. It’s not hard to predict that the rest of the spec sheet doesn’t read off as exciting. Here it is in case you’re wondering:

  • Processor: Dual Core 1.2 GHz
  • Dimensions: 133.3 x 70.5 x 9.7 mm, 145g
  • Display: 4.7” WVGA TFT
  • Memory: 1GB RAM + 8GB Internal Memory, microSD up to 64GB
  • Camera: 5MP AF + VGA
  • Battery: 2,000 mAh
  • OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/, 2.4 GHz; USB 2.0 H/S; NFC; BT 4.0; GPS + GLONASS

Samsung didn’t let us in on release details aside from the fact that it will be available early next year in Deep Blue and Pearl White. It’d be disheartening for someone to grab this phone if they were expecting to be able to use it with their Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch, but we’ll be pinging Samsung to see if they’ll be interested in offering the Android 4.3 upgrade that brings Galaxy Gear functionality at some point down the line. Hit the source link for the full presser, but not before checking out the full gallery below.

[via Samsung]

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy Core Advance forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • CerealFTW

    if it was $200, I would tell my dad to pick one up

    • Tom

      Curious, why suggest this over the MotoG? The G has on screen buttons, higher resolutions, slightly larger battery and Android 4.3. The only reason to get this would be the micro SD card, but I’m guessing your dad wouldn’t use/need that if he is anything like mine.

  • Jack Parker

    they need to price this right, but id rather get the Moto G anyway

  • Kevin Vesga

    If this phone had a bit more resolution, it have made better competition against the Moto G.

    • IsHaunted

      I was just thinking the same thing. WVGA on 4.7 inches…

  • Boris Breynin

    Samsung is risk takers lol. every several months they created phones like its nothing. i have the note 2 and not planning to use note 3 i admit its two inches more but no way in hell i want a galaxy gear watch lol

    • Dan

      the Note 3 is not 2 inches more than the Note 2… And what does having a galaxy gear watch have to do with the decision to get a Note 3?

      • Boris Breynin

        Note 2 is 5.5 inches and note 3 is 5.7 inches lol.

        My point is adding galaxy gear with the purchase of the note 3 will make ppl just go for the device it’s self. For it will others not sure.

        • Dan

          ok so that’s make it .2 inches more ;)

          • Boris Breynin

            Haha. Htc one max is currently the only phone with a 5.9 inch lol

          • Megatron_Don

            ahem… galaxy mega 6.3 inches

          • Boris Breynin

            I meant on verizonwireless.com lol

          • toomuchgame441

            Dude wtf are u talking about?? LoL

          • Boris Breynin

            I was talking bout VZW lol

          • Dan

            I gave up lol

        • Pieter Uys

          You do not need a Note 3 to work the Gear, you need Android 4.3 or higher.

  • Jerel Butler

    lte and sub 350 would peak my intrest

  • Corelogik

    So basically it’s the Samsung version of the Moto G,…

  • steveb944

    Sniff sniff…I smell market saturation.

    Someone’s feeling a bit of Moto G pressure. And why the hell are NEW phones dropping with Jelly Bean? Sheesh.

    • CerealFTW

      I’m just glad not to see gingerbread. after all, this is a low end device. kit Kat would be nice on entry level devices but don’t expect it for a while

    • lolwut

      Well Kit Kat has only been out for about 45 days

      • steveb944

        And that’s why the Moto G, this thing’s competition, is being delivered with KitKat out of the box.

  • Herb_Eaversmells

    This looks much better than their other entry-level handsets.