Samsung has unveiled a new low-end LTE 4G Android smartphone, the Galaxy Core, which will appear for the first time at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week.
Samsung said it expects the Core's LTE connectivity to be a key selling point in order to help meet the rising demand for faster mobile data connections.
Aside from its LTE 4G connectivity the Galaxy Core features fairly low-end specifications. It will run on a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and an old Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, overlaid with Samsung's custom Touchwiz skin. The Core will also feature a low-resolution 4.5in, 540x950 LCD display and 5MP autofocus rear camera.
There is currently no word on the Galaxy Core's price or UK release date, and at the time of publishing Samsung had not responded to V3's request for comment.
The Galaxy Core is one of many handsets planned to make its debut at MWC 2014. Samsung is also expected to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 at its Unpacked MWC keynote.
Details of the Galaxy S5 remain unknown, though rumours have emerged suggesting a number of key details about the handset. These include rumours that it will include an upgraded octa-core processor, enhanced motion control and security features, plus a radically upgraded rear camera.
For a breakdown of the biggest Galaxy S5 rumours check out V3's top 10 features we'd like to see on the new smartphone. V3 will be reporting live from MWC from 24 February, so check back for hands-on reviews and videos of all the top devices unveiled at the show.
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