Samsung Officially Announces Galaxy Core Smartphone

Samsung officially announced the release of the Galaxy Core smartphone this week.

This new handset will feature 4.3-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, a front facing VGA camera, Bluetooth 3.0, 8GB of internal storage, and a 1800mAh battery.

The smartphone also comes with some of the latest features introduced by Samsung including Smart Stay, Smart Alert, S Voice and other motion functions. The Galaxy Core also supports dual-SIM, allowing users to operate their devices with two different numbers and accounts at one time.

Dual-SIM devices such as this one don't normally launch in the U.S. However, the Galaxy Core will begin hitting other markets by the end of this month.

The Dual-SIM feature is an interesting concept and is something Samsung also tried out when it launched the Galaxy Grand last year. The capability allows the owner of the smartphone to use two separate phone numbers at the same time while operating the phone.

"For the dual SIM version, its innovative dual SIM feature provides total communication flexibility, allowing users to manage two phone numbers from a single phone," said Samsung regarding the Grand. "It is possible to receive calls on one SIM number while taking a call from the other ensuring efficient management of personal and work commitments without ever missing a call."

Dual-SIM also helps out customers looking to take advantage of different plans on different carriers simultaneously giving them the ability to combine the best possible phone and data plans from different companies.

Other specifications on the Galaxy Grand include a 2-megapixel front camera, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Bluetooth 4.0, and 1GB RAM.