Samsung Galaxy Core 2It was July when Samsung had launched its first low-cost Android Kitkat smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Core 2. Samsung Galaxy Core II (SM-G355H) was launched in India for Rs. 11,900. But within three months only Samsung has reduced the price of Galaxy Core 2 by Rs. 4,000, that’s around 35% less than original price.

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is now available in India for Rs. 8,007. Samsung has confirmed the price drop by reducing the price of smartphone on its official eStore. Earlier Samsung had also reduced the price of Samsung Galaxy S5.

The price drop may be due to Android One effect which was unveiled on 15 September. Couple of days ago local vendors Micromax, Karbonn and Spice running on Android One had launched low cost smartphone. Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream Uno and Karbonn Sparkle V were launched around Rs. 6,300. So to compete with these smartphone Samsung may have reduced the price of Galaxy Core 2.

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 features a 4.5 inch WVGA Display with 480×800 pixel resolution. It runs on 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek MTK6592 Processor with 768B RAM. It has 4 GB internal memory which can be expanded upto 32GB using MicroSD Card.

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 comes with 5 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash. It also has 0.3 megapixel front camera.

Samsung Galaxy Core II has connectivity options like 3G, HSPA+, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth and Micro-USB. It has 2,000 mAh battery. It is a dual sim (GSM+GSM) device with dual standby support.

Samsung Galaxy Core II runs on latest Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.

Key Specifications

  • 4.5 inch WVGA Screen
  • 1.2 GHz quad core processor
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 5 Megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 0.3 Megapixel front camera
  • 2,000 mAh battery
  • 4 GB internal memory, expanded upto 32GB
  • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 comes in Black and white color. It is now priced at Rs. 8,007.