Details have emerged about a new budget Samsung phone, believed to be the Galaxy Core Lite based on model number SM-G357F.
Specifications suggest the device will have a low-end 4.3-inch 480×800 display powered by a 1.2GHz Renesas MP523X processor. Surprisingly, it packs 1GB of RAM despite being an entry-level offering.
The phone will ship with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and utilize the same chipset as 2013’s Galaxy Core LTE. Graphics are handled by an Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU.
Performance benchmarks point to an 8GB storage configuration for the SM-G357F. The low-resolution screen and modest specs position this as a basic affordable smartphone.
With Samsung’s premium Galaxy S5 also launching soon, the company is shoring up its portfolio with devices spanning the pricing spectrum. The Galaxy Core Lite looks to provide a no-frills KitKat experience on a tight budget.
Samsung has yet to confirm the SM-G357F or reveal when and where it will be released. But the specifications give a good idea of what to expect from this wallet-friendly addition to the Galaxy family. Don’t expect blazing speed, but the price may be right for many.