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Samsung Galaxy Core official: 4.3-inch display, dual-SIM support

Samsung hasn’t quite managed to fill every possible gap in the smartphone market, so the company is adding yet another device to its roster. This time around it’s the Galaxy Core, a low-end handset that essentially has the specs of the Galaxy S II inside a chassis inspired by the designs of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4.

The South Korean manufacturer has opted for a 4.3-inch display with the Galaxy Core, but it only has a 800×480 resolution. It’s not Super AMOLED either, so anyone buying the Galaxy Core will be using a plain old LCD panel. Other specifications include a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a 5-megapixel camera.

There’s also a VGA front-facing camera for selfies and Skype, and a microSD card slot bumps expandable storage up to 64GB. The whole shebang is 8.95mm thick and weighs 124 grams, but battery capacity does take a hit: Samsung says that it only carries a 1,800mAh capacity. On the software front, you’ll only be getting Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, and TouchWiz will naturally be along for the ride.

There’s no word on price, but Samsung says that the dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Core will be available sometime this month. The single SIM slot version, meanwhile, will be released in June.

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