Samsung Galaxy Core Max launched in China
Samsung is on the fritz with new smartphone releases, the latest of which is the Samsung Galaxy Core Max mid-ranger. The Galaxy Core Max was just unveiled in China and while it sports a pretty Super AMOLED display and has support for two SIM cards, otherwise it is a pretty mid-range device. The Galaxy Grand 2 was also recently launched, and we were a bit surprised by its $450 price tag. We don’t have a price for the Galaxy Core Max yet, but given the smaller footprint and inferior specs, we speculate that the handset will cost somewhere around $300, off-contract.
Samsung has been busy lately, releasing both mid-range phones, as well as flagships like the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. Samsung is also planning to release the Gear S smartwatch in November. The Galaxy Core Max device is the largest in the Galaxy Core line. The Galaxy Core Max display is a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED one, with a 540*960 resolution. The new smartphone in the Galaxy Core line sports Android 4.4 KitKat with the usual TouchWiz on top. The handset is powered by a quad core 1.2 GHz processor, backed by 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card. The Galaxy Core Max camera setup includes an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front shooter. The cameras on the Galaxy Core Max supposedly have wide-angle sensors for the extended selfies. The Galaxy Core Max weighs 132 grams and measures 136.3 mm in height, 69.6 mm in width and 8 mm in thickness. The juice for that Super AMOLED screen will be provided by a 2200 mAH battery which should make for even two days of battery use.
The Galaxy Core Max is currently only available in white and in China, but rumor has it that the eight handset in the Galaxy Core line will make to the international market as well. While the Galaxy Core Max is nothing to write home about, it is a mid-ranger that will fulfill most average smartphone users’ need. If Samsung puts the correct price on the Galaxy Core Max, it might be a suitable device for those who like the colorful TouchWiz and Samsung style, but don’t need all that much speed, screen real estate or a qHD screen. In case you were wondering, or Samsung has totally confused you with all of the new releases, the Samsung Galaxy Core Max model number is SM-G5108. Samsung has really been on a bender recently and it has already released dozens of smartphones this year only. We wonder what the company has in store for the holiday season.