Samsung has announced yet another budget smartphone, the Galaxy Core Advance. Though the company hasn’t revealed its price, the device is all set to enter markets early next year and going by the specs, it won't be a high-end model.

The Core Advance will be available in Deep Blue and Pearl White colour variants, and join the Core line-up that includes Galaxy Core and Galaxy Core Plus. However, unlike the previous Core devices, the Core Advance will come with an all-new design and in single SIM configuration. The Galaxy Core Advance is also expected to feature a screen curtain that will help save battery by letting you make commands on a blank screen.

Coming early 2014

Coming early 2014

The smartphone will reportedly also support features for disabled and visually impaired. For instance, the optical scan feature will recognize text from an image and read it out loud. Light sensing technology will use the device's camera to sense light direction and brightness and the instant voice recorder will allow users to make quick voice notes.

The Samsung Galaxy Core Advance sports a 4.7-inch TFT display with a 480 x 800 pixels of resolution. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. On the camera front, it gets a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera with a LED flash and a VGA front facing camera. The connectivity options include NFC (S Beam), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with GLONASS. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and also gets a layer of Samsung's TouchWiz UI.
 
Take a quick look at the key specifications:

  • 4.7-inch TFT display with a 480 x 800 (WVGA) pixels resolution
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Bluetooth 3.0, GPS
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 8GB onboard storage, expandable up to 64GB with a microSD card

All of this is fuelled by a 2,000mAh battery. One can also expect the Core Advance to include some usual Samsung services like S Voice, S Translator, Sound & Shot, Group Play and Easy Mode. We have no word on India availability yet.

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