Samsung upgraded it Galaxy Core handset and has named it the Samsung Galaxy Core Plus. This handset got listed on the Samsung’s Taiwan official website for 8K Taiwan Dollars. There is no word as to when the Core Plus will be available in India.

The Core Plus is an upgraded Samsung Galaxy Core I8262 that is currently available in India for under Rs. 13,000.  When compared with its predecessor the Galaxy Core Plus specifications isn’t that exciting.  In fact it’s almost the same with few minor changes. The older Core came with 8GB storage and sailed on the Android 4.1 OS.

Samsung Galaxy Core Plus is powered by 1.2GHz dual core processor running Android 4.2 with 1GB RAM (768MB available) and 4GB storage (1.93GB available). It supports micro SD cards of up to 64GB. The TFT capacitive touch screen is 4.3 inches supporting resolution of 800×480 pixels.

There is a front camera of VGA resolution and a rear AF camera of 5MP resolution with LED support. Other features are 3G(21Mbps), 2G, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth and GPS with A-GPS/GLONASS. In addition the Core Plus also includes the NFC module that was missing on the older (Core) version.

Samsung Galaxy Core Plus dual core handset

There are accelerometer and proximity sensors and 1800 mAh battery gives talk-time of up to 9 hours. No word about its launch in India or the price tag. You can expect it to be priced between Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000.

By Rajeev Rana

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