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Samsung Galaxy Core Advance announced as low-end smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy Core Advance has been announced as a low-end smartphone due to launch early 2014.

Slightly improving upon the existing Samsung Galaxy Core, the Advance reintroduces physical buttons and offers a larger screen.

The specs aren’t exactly ground-breaking, but this phone is destined for the pockets of emerging market consumers and those looking for a smartphone on a budget.

Although there’s no word on official pricing yet, the Samsung Galaxy Core Advance will be available from early 2014 in Deep Blue and Pearl White.

Samsung Galaxy Core Advance Features

The Samsung Galaxy Core Advance features a 4.7-inch display with a rather disappointing 480 x 800p HD display, up from the original Galaxy Core’s 4.3-inch offering.

Unfortunately, it only has Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, rather than Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

It runs on a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of microSD expandable internal storage.

Offering a 2000mAh battery, the Galaxy Core Advance has NFC, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity and is compatible with European 3G data bands.

In the rear is a 5-megapixel camera with AutoFocus, which is complemented by a VGA front-facing offering for video calls, though the quality won’t be that great.

The Galaxy Core Advance weighs 145g and measures up at 133.3 x 70.5 x 9.7mm.

Samsung will have to price the Samsung Galaxy Core Advance very competitively in order to successfully undercut the very popular Motorola Moto G, if they are to launch in the same markets.

The Moto G has a 720p HD 4.5-inch screen, runs Android 4.3, and runs on a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM.

Motorola has also confirmed an Android 4.4 KitKat update is coming soon for the Moto G as well.

Read more: Moto G vs Nexus 4

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