Samsung introduced another Galaxy device, called Galaxy Core Advance with a 4.7” WVGA display offering new features for disabled and visually impaired users to let them enhance their user engagements with the device.
Galaxy Core Advance General Specifications:
- 133.3 x 70.5 x 9.7 mm, 145g
- 4.7” WVGA TFT
- Dual Core 1.2 GHz
- 1GB of RAM, 8GB Internal Memory, microSD support
- Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- 5MP, VGA Rear and Front Camera
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 2,000 mAh Battery
Hardware wise, we are dealing with a mid-range device with all the expected hardware prices.
Design wise, there is nothing new and the 3 physical Home, Menu and Back buttons are like the Galaxy S4 Active. Other than the mentioned buttons and the power and volume buttons, Samsung also added some dedicated physical keys for voice recorder and camera for those who are much comfortable with physical keys other than touch experiences. If you take a look at the back of the device, you’ll notice it is like the leather back we first saw on the Galaxy Note 3.
Software wise, S Voice, S Translator, Sound & Shot, Group Play and Easy Mode are all available on the device, and to enhance the accessibility features, Samsung added the following software features too: Optical Scan to automatically read the text in the images, Light Sensing technology which lets you take quick notes (voice notes), High quality Text to Speech (TTS), Voice guide camera functions, and Screen Curtain which enables the device to function upon your commands with a black screen to save battery and keep your privacy.
We don’t know yet about the price and markets to be available, and all we know so far is that Galaxy Core Advance will be available early in 2014 in 2 colors: Deep blue and Pearl white.