Samsung Galaxy Core II leads new low-end Android foursome

Samsung Galaxy Core II leads new low-end Android foursomeSamsung's been making noises about taking on the Moto G-dominated lower end of the Android smartphone market, and it's now unveiled a quadruple play of entry-level devices it reckons can get the job done.

As the names suggest, all four of the Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Young 2 and Galaxy Star 2 are sequels to existing devices, and all four come with Android 4.4 KitKat.

That's good news, but as reboots to existing phones in the confusing nether regions of the Galaxy range they're already losing out to the clearly defined Moto G on the marketing front.

But anyway, let's run through Samsung's new foursome and what they offer:

Samsung Galaxy Core II: the highest end of the four is the Galaxy Core II, which gives you a 4.5in WVGA, quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage with a microSD card slot, a 5MP camera and a 2000mAh battery. It comes in shades including black and white.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4: opt for the Galaxy Ace 4 and you're dropping to a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM and a 4in WVGA display, plus a 1800mAh battery. Storage and the camera are the same as the Galaxy Core II, while there's also an LTE variant, which bumps you up to a 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Charcoal and white are the colours mentioned.

Samsung Galaxy Young 2: Samsung is really plumbing the bottom end with its latter duo of new releases. The Galaxy Young 2 is limited to 3.5in HVGA display, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage plus a microSD card slot, a 3MP camera and 1300mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Star 2: the Star 2 is the same as the Young 2 except it doesn't have a GPS chip and the camera is a measly 2MP effort.

We'll hold off on criticising too much considering there's nothing yet on price or availability, but there doesn't seem too much to get excited about here. Feel differently? Still reading even? Head for the Comments and have your say.

Via SamMobile

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matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 1, 2014 at 12:34

Even the best one has worse specs, and will undoubtedly cost more, than the Moto G.

alababaju  Jul. 1, 2014 at 12:37

I have a Samsung Galaxy Young Duos(dual sim) Android 4.1. It is my first Android phone, bought November last year, I am still a Windows Phone user, but I wanted a cheap-ish phone and decided to try out Android. I really like it though there are some things that I miss about WP7. I think these phones are great as intros into Android. No way was I looking to try a £450 experiment when I liked my Windows Phone. If I had the money, or rather, when :D I have the money, I'll go for a top-ish end Android and also Windows phone. I don't like physically large phones. 4.5" is my max. This was one of the reasons I chose the Galaxy Young dous. It's only 3.2"

Rachit13  Jul. 5, 2014 at 10:35

Samsung has officially announced Galaxy Core II in June, 2014. The phone is powered by 4.4.2 KitKat android version. The phone is powered by 5 megapixel camera and Quad-core processor. Other feature includes 2000 mAh battery, Proximity sensor, GPS, A-GPS and Wi-fi.


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