Although Samsung plans to reduce the number of its smartphone models, there are still a few in the pipeline. After announcing the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime a couple of months back, we had another selfie-centric phone, the Galaxy Core Prime passing through TENNA last month. It was also listed for pre-order by Indian online retailer Flipkart.
We now have the Galaxy Core Prime getting FCC certification in the US. This is an entry-level CDMA smartphone with model no. SM-G360P, headed to US carriers. The FCC label of the handset carries the customer service no. of Boost Mobile indicating that the device will probably be launched by this operator. However, the Galaxy Core Prime model SM-G360P may well be heading to Sprint as the handset supports LTE bands 25, 26 and 41 which are compatible with the Sprint network.
The specs of model SM-G360P passing through FCC are somewhat different from the specs of Galaxy Core Prime leaked via Flipkart earlier, so this may be a variant of that phone. This model has a 4.5” LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 32-bit and 64-bit support, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal expandable memory, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front-facing camera and a 2,000mAh battery. The handset runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat coupled with Samsung’s own TouchWiz.
The new Samsung Galaxy Core Prime could be a good buy in the affordable segment. Indian variant of the device is priced at about $140 but its pricing in the US is not known. Since the handset has been certified by FCC, its official announcement is expected soon.
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