Samsung Galaxy Core Plus with 4.3 inch display announced

While Samsung is known to release new smartphones based on existing models with raised specs, the company made a surprise move in quietly launching the Samsung Galaxy Core Plus.


The Samsung Galaxy Core Plus is a surprising downgraded version from Samsung of its earlier Galaxy Core handset. The downgrade is apparently to maximise production efficiency. The device sports a small 4.3 inch display with resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Like the earlier version, the smartphone is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor however with just 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Core Plus is equipped with a 5 MP rear facing camera and a front facing VGA camera. Interestingly, the device has received an upgrade to the Android v4.2. Despite the low specs the smartphone is priced at $270, which considering yesterday’s Moto G of $179, is just too high. As the handset is targeted towards the developing markets, we can expect to see the handset in India by the end of the year.

Specs of the Samsung Galaxy Core Plus:

  • 4.3 inch display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz dual core processor
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • 5 MP primary camera
  • 0.3 MP front facing camera
  • Google Android v4.2 Jelly Bean