Samsung will very likely take the stage next week during Mobile World Congress to unveil its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, but in the meantime it’s going about business as usual introducing other devices. Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Core LTE, an update to the original Galaxy Core that was announced back in May of last year.
The device maintains some of the same features as the original core, such as the 5-megapixel camera, but has a few other enhancements. For one, it supports 4G LTE networks. It also has a slightly larger 4.5-inch display with qHD resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a larger 2,100mAh battery – likely needed to make sure it offers acceptable battery life while cruising on faster data networks. Other features include NFC support and S Beam for sharing large files, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS + GLONASS and a bevy of other Samsung software services. It will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
The South Korea phone maker did not announce pricing but said the Galaxy Core will launch in white and black in countries across Asia, Europe and in Russia. Samsung said you might not always spot the “LTE” moniker in local branding, and that some retailers may simply label it as the “Galaxy Core 4G.”