It’s been a while since we’ve laughed heartily at a brand new - and utterly pointless - Samsung phone, but the South Koreans have served a real treat this morning. Ooh baby.
Brace yourselves for the spanking new Samsung Galaxy Core Lite LTE. I’m just going to let that name hang there for a few seconds; Samsung Galaxy Core Lite LTE…
The original Samsung Galaxy Core was launched back in May 2013, and was quickly followed by the Galaxy Core Plus in November of that same year, the latter being – this is the best part – a downgrade from the original model.
I’d like to point out at this stage, ladies and gentlemen, that Samsung is the world’s number one mobile manufacturer. Number one. Baffling.
Obviously the Samsung Galaxy Core Lite is smaller than its predecessors though, right? WRONG. The Galaxy Core Lite is in fact the largest of the trio at 4.7in, though it keeps the WVGA 800 x 480 resolution for an even lower PPI rating. Result.
Other Samsung Galaxy Core Lite specs include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera (with flash, to be fair), 8GB internal storage with microSD support, LTE connectivity, and a modest 2,000mAh battery.
If you weren’t sold yet, let me tell you that the Samsung Galaxy Core Lite comes rocking not KitKat, but Jelly Bean Android 4.3 out of the box. THE FUTURE IS NOW.
Samsung Galaxy Core Lite price comes in at 7,990 New Taiwan Dollars, which equates to roughly £160 in David Cameron’s money. Will it come to the UK? Almost certainly not. Does anyone care? Answers below.