samsung-logoLet’s face it, most phones these days are catered towards the younger generation, the type that is more tech savvy. Heck, even kids get their own tablets, so where does that leave the older generation? We have seen a few examples of such devices, and now it looks like Samsung could be looking to enter the fray with a smartphone of their own that will be targeted towards the elderly and the disabled. The device has been tentatively named the Samsung Galaxy Core Advance, which sounds like a combination of at least two Samsung devices, but since the device is yet to be official, we’ll take it with a grain of salt for now.

In any case according to some of the features leaked by the Korean media, we can expect power and volume buttons to remain illuminated even in low-light settings, which could be great for those who might have trouble seeing. The handset is also said to sport an extra coating which would help prevent it from getting scratched up. The handset’s camera will also come with the ability to read text, so the user will be able to point it at text and have the software read it out loud to them, which could come in handy for the elderly whose eyesight might not be what it used to be.

In terms of hardware specs, it is expected to be based on the Samsung Galaxy Core which was announced earlier this year. It’s not the most impressive of phones, but we expect it is more than capable of getting the job done. Either way we’ll keep our eyes and ears peeled for more info.

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