Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G launched in India at Rs. 9,999 ($157)

By | June 3, 2015

South Korean smartphone maker Samsung has reportedly launched one of its 4G device in India, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G. The smartphone was scheduled to go on sale in March. However, the device never actually released as per schedule, and now according to Mumbai based Mahesh Telecom it has gone on sale in India.

This dual-SIM budget smartphone has been priced at Rs. 9,999 ($157) and comes bundled with offers such as 3GB 4G data on Airtel, 3 months free access to Hungama premium and 3 months free access to Vuclip prime. You may be surprised to know that this phone is yet to be listed on Samsung India e-store.Galaxy Core PrimeThe Galaxy Core Prime 4G was launched at Samsung Forum 2015 in Bangkok, and is identical to its 3G sibling. As far as specifications are concerned, the smartphone flaunts a 4.5-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) PLS (plane-to-line switching) TFT LCD display. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM or internal storage. MicroSD card slot has been provided to further expand the memory up to 64GB via microSD card.

The smartphone packs a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with another 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. It runs Android 4.4 Kitkat and comes fitted with a 2,000 mAh battery. The battery life could be further extended by activating UPS Mode or Ultra Power Saving Mode.

The best thing about this smartphone is that it supports both 4G LTE TDD (2300MHz) as well as 4G LTE FDD (700/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz) bands, thus ensuring that it works with most of the 4G networks in India. 4G LTE is capable of providing speeds up to 150 Mbps.

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Connectivity features offered by this phone are – 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, NFC, Glonass, A-GPS, and Bluetooth. The smartphone will be available in Charcoal Grey, White, and Silver color options. It is quite a looker with metal sides, back cover matte finish and just 8.8 mm thin.