Back in 2013, Samsung launched the Galaxy Core handset as a mid-range device. This was followed up by the Galaxy Core LTE which was basically the same model with LTE connectivity, and now it seems that Samsung could be planning a Galaxy Core 2, at least according to recent leaks.
According to HiTechMail.ru, they have managed to get their hands on what appears to be a press rendering of the device which they claim is the Galaxy Core 2. The model number of the handset is SM-G355H which seems to indicate that this is the dual SIM model.
In terms of specs, it seems to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor and will offer up mid-range specs, which while hardly the most impressive, should get the job done and then some. For starters it will pack a 4.5-inch WVGA display and will be powered by a quad-core chipset clocked at 1.2GHz.
The phone will also come with 512MB of RAM which is a little on the low side, 4GB of onboard storage which is also pretty low, although the upside is that it will support microSD cards for memory expansion, and an average sized 2,000mAh battery. The good news is that it will come with Android 4.4 KitKat preinstalled, so users don’t have to worry about waiting for updates.
The Galaxy Core 2 is expected to make its way in Russia mid-May and will be priced around $277. Other markets are expected to follow after its launch in Russia, although no specific markets were mentioned so we can’t be sure if the handset will make its way stateside.