New details have emerged on Samsung’s upcoming mid-range smartphone, expected to be the Galaxy Core Prime based on model number SM-G530.
Specifications from Samsung’s documentation describe a 5-inch qHD display, 512MB RAM, and Qualcomm MSM8216 chipset. Dual-SIM variants are also in development.
But a discrepancy arises around the CPU – one document labels it as ARM Cortex-A53, which implies 64-bit capability. However, the MSM8216 is 32-bit.
It’s unclear if Samsung plans to use a next-gen 64-bit mid-range processor or if the specs contain an error. The dual-SIM SM-G530H and single-SIM SM-G530F recently passed FCC certification as well.
Additional details include dimensions of 130 x 80mm, 2600mAh battery, and support for GSM/WCDMA/LTE networks plus NFC and Bluetooth.
Pricing remains a mystery for now. But the Galaxy Core Prime looks to continue Samsung’s push into lower-cost segments, bringing modern features like LTE connectivity to budget phone buyers when it launches.
With conflicting information surrounding the processor, the final specs aren’t set yet. But the Galaxy Core Prime represents an important part of Samsung’s broader device lineup for 2014 and beyond.