Samsung has launched another low-cost 4G LTE smartphone in its Galaxy Core series called as ‘Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition 4G‘ with the model number SM-G361F. The device offers almost same specifications as the earlier launched Galaxy Core Prime 4G but with a different processor. The new Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition 4G is priced at Rs.8,600 whereas the Galaxy Core Prime 4G is launched at a price of Rs.9,999.
The device has the polycarbonate body with a metallic alloy frame around the device. Unlike the Galaxy Core Prime 4G that runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the new Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop based TouchWiz UI. It sports a 4.5-inch WVGA (480×800) PLS display and under the hood is the 64-bit Marvell ARMADA PXA1908 processor clocked at 1.3GHZ. The earlier launched Galaxy Core Prime 4G is powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 clocked at same 1.2GHz.
There is 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage out of which only 5.6GB will be available to the end user, not to forget there is a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 64GB. Talking about the camera, there is a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and an LED flash, on the front it has a 2MP selfie camera.
It has a Li-Ion battery of 2,000mAh capacity that can easily give two days of mixed usage by enabling the Ultra Power Saving (UPS) mode. The device supports dual SIM dual standby with 4G LTE working only on a single SIM. Connectivity on this device includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS, and MicroUSB 2.0.
The device measures 130.8 x 67.9 x 8.8 mm and weighs 131 grams. It is available in the colors – White, Silver and Grey. There are other smartphones from Xiaomi, Lenovo, YU and few others that offer more better specifications even with a low price tag. Let see how Samsung will manage to sell the these kind of smartphones in the crowded entry-level smartphone segment.