A truly functional smartphone that's both affordable, powerful, and compact. With only a 4.5-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is portable and easy to slip into any pocket or bag. It puts the mobile back into smartphones.Read more
The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
Samsung smartphones are typically recognised as being the best Android phones on the market. After weeks of speculations, the Galaxy S9 has officially been launched during the Samsung Unpacked event held ahead of the Mobile World Congress last Sunday. On paper, the device looks like the new flagship phone to beat, setting new benchmarks and world’s-firsts.
2017 has been a great year for South Korean smartphone manufacturers, Samsung as it managed to regain its reputation as the top brand in the industry with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones. The company is planning to leverage on the momentum it has built by releasing its next flagship, the Galaxy S9.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1.2 GHz|
|Display diagonal||11.4 cm (4.5")|
|Display resolution||480 x 800 pixels|
|Display number of colours||262144 colours|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||900,1900,2100 MHz|
|RAM capacity||0.75 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||4 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||64 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||0.3 MP|
|Battery capacity||2000 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||9 h|
|Browsing time (Wi-Fi)||9 h|
|Browsing time (3G)||6 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||30 h|
|Continuous video playback time||7 h|
|Colour of product||Black|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is a small little smartphone, but that does not mean that it is lacking in power and performance. The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is a small smartphone, with only a 4.5-inch display on the front for easy compact use and transportation in a pocket or bag. The small bezels and frame around the 4.5-inch display allow for an overall smaller smartphone footprint.
The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 also has a rather stylish design in the form of a unique leather-like back cover. The leather-like rear gives the Galaxy Core 2 an indisputable stylish and elegant feel; and it also gives you a more comfortable grip and makes it easier to use the smartphone one handed.
At the core of the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 sits a powerful quad-core processor that's clocked at 1.2 Ghz. The quad-core processor provides adequate power and performance for all of your daily tasks, even providing enhanced multi tasking capabilities. You'll find that your Android applications open and close effortlessly, and your entertainment tasks such as gaming and video watching are immensely fluid; especially when powering a 4.5-inch display.
The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 comes with a 5 megapixel camera located on its back. The rear facing camera is a rather good performing one, able to capture crisp and clear pictures in most environments and lighting conditions. It's also fast, ensuring that you'll miss none of the action when taking a shot.
The front facing WVGA camera also makes it easier to have video calls and chats with your friends and family, as they'll be able to see you clearly; you also have the 4.5-inch display to be able to see their faces clearly.
The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is a dual-sim smartphone, meaning that you'll be able to put in two different phone numbers into the smartphone. You will never have to bother with the burden of carrying two different smartphones anymore, as the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is all you will need to manage two different phone numbers. Keep both your work and personal numbers at hand, but also with a greater balance.
On top of the Android operating system sits Samsung's very own proprietary user interface, the TouchWiz Essence UX. It brings great software optimization so that the smartphone feels incredibly fast and responsive during daily use.