We heard last week that Samsung was aiming to cut down on the number of smartphone models by 30% next year, but this year, this year there are still plenty of phones emerging from the proverbial pipeline.
The latest to get the stamp of approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, and it’s exactly the kind of thing we probably won’t see in 2015.
Let’s dive straight into Samsung Galaxy Core Prime specs with a 4.5in WVGA (480 x 800) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor (with 64-bit support, for what it’s worth), 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, a 5MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter, KitKat Android 4.4.4, and a 2,000mAh battery.
Obvious question: What’s the difference between the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and the Galaxy Core? Oh boy.
The original non-Prime Samsung Galaxy Core had a 4.3in display (480 x 800), Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB expandable storage, a 5MP rear camera, VGA front shooter, Android Jelly Bean, and an 1,800mAh battery. So it's marginally different, at best.
Presumably it cost a few quid putting this thing together, and it’s even more pointless considering it seems destined to be exclusive to Sprint MVNO Boost Mobile.
And would it really kill Samsung to put a 720p display in these budget options? It’s as if the Motorola Moto G never happened. No wonder JK Shin's job is reportedly in jeopardy.