Samsung’s new budget smartphone, the Galaxy Core Prime goes official at Rs. 9,700

Samsung’s new budget smartphone, the Galaxy Core Prime goes official at Rs. 9,700

Earlier this month, we highlighted the report of a Mumbai-based established retailer that Samsung might release a new budget smartphone, dubbed as Galaxy Core Prime.

Now without creating much hype, Samsung has listed the smartphone on its India e-store, at a price of Rs. 9,700, but the listing says that the handset is ‘Not in Stock’, with no word on availability.

In October, Flipkart also listed the Galaxy Core Prime at Rs. 8,499, but later removed. As mentioned above, the Galaxy Core Prime is a budget smartphone, and said to feature dual-SIM support and will run on Android 4.4 KitKat.

The smartphone features a 4.5-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) PLS (plane-to-line switching) TFT display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.

There is an 8GB of inbuilt storage, which supports expandability via microSD card (up to 64GB), sports a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, while also packs a 2000mAh battery.

The connectivity options on the handset include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and 3G. Currently, the smartphone is listed on the company’s e-store in three color variants – Charcoal Grey, White, and Silver, while sports a matte body finish.