Samsung announces Galaxy Core Advance with 4.7-inch display

Samsung Galaxy Core AdvanceSamsung has added yet another Android smartphone to its ever-growing Galaxy line-up. Dubbed as Galaxy Core Advance, the phone will be released in the markets across the globe early next year.

Featuring physical Android navigation buttons and a back cover with soft-touch coating, Samsung Galaxy Core Advance comes with a 4.7-inch WVGA display. The phone also packs 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.2.

In addition, the company has included a 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 2000 mAh battery and the usual set of connectivity options.

The number of physical buttons present on the phone isn’t just limited to Android navigation keys, Samsung has also included physical keys for voice recorder and camera.

According to Samsung, the company has also loaded most of the software tweaks, which are found in other Galaxy-series smartphones like S Voice, S Translator, Sound & Shot, Group Play and Easy Mode.

More from press release:

To extend the Galaxy experience to more users Galaxy Core Advance also provides convenient usability functions and enhanced accessibility features for disabled and visually impaired users. Key usability and accessibility features include Optical Scan that automatically recognizes text from an image and reads it aloud to the user, Light Sensing technology that uses the device’s camera to sense light direction and brightness, and Instant Voice Recorder that offers simplified access to make quick voice notes. The device is also equipped with Screen Curtain that enables users to operate commands on a black screen to ensure privacy and saves battery life, high quality TTS (Text-to-Speech) functionalities and Voice Guided Camera functions to help users take pictures by reading out the number of faces detected and their standing location.

Clearly a mid-range smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Core Advance will be succeeding the company’s currently available Galaxy Core smartphone in the market. There is no word on the pricing right now but we expect it to retail around INR 13-15,000.Samsung Galaxy Core Advance specs

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