The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime smartphone is now available to users in India. While Samsung has yet to officially announce its release, the slimmed-down variant appeared in listings from two different websites. So if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on the Galaxy Core Prime, and you currently live in India, now is the time to buy.
According to GSM Arena, the Galaxy Core Prime is available for sale on Amazon India for Rs. 10,200 and eBay India for Rs. 9,380. In case you were wondering, Rs. 10,200 is roughly the equivalent of $164 USD, which of course is a faction of the cost of the standard Galaxy S5. There’s an growing trends towards budget-friendly smartphones, with Google releasing several different Android handsets priced at or below $100, and it now appears Samsung is entering the game with the Galaxy Core Prime.
Being that it costs just $164, it’s safe to assume the Galaxy Core Prime comes up short when compared to the original Galaxy S5. Specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 4.5-inch display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD card slot for storage expansion, dual SIM card slots, 5-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel secondary camera, and Near-Field Communications (NFC) technology.
You won’t get the same level of speed/performance with the Galaxy Core Prime as you would with the Galaxy S5. Nonetheless, Samsung has once again produced a quality handset that most users will appreciate. The specs are somewhat date, yet it still seems to function flawlessly, albeit a little slow at time when multitasking.
Of course, this isn’t the first time the Galaxy Core Prime has appeared on retail shopping websites. Nearly two months ago, there was a listing on India’s largest e-commerce website, Flipkart. After being online for a brief period, however, the listing was taken down.
The Galaxy Core Prime listings currently on Amazon India and eBay India are unofficial, meaning there’s a good chance of them being taken down. There’s still no word yet on when Samsung plans to officially release this budget-friendly variant, but you can check back with us here at GalaxyS5US.com for all of the latest news surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Core Prime, and other Galaxy variants.
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