After tasting success with the Samsung Galaxy Grand, Samsung has now launched its smaller cousin in India dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy Core. Samsung Galaxy Core is a budget phone targeted at the price conscious Indian consumers. The only major difference between the Galaxy Grand and the Galaxy Core is the latter’s smaller screen size of 4.3 inches.

Samsung has ensured that a cheaper price tag doesn’t mean lower specifications for the Galaxy Core. The latest Galaxy device has all the features of its bigger cousin except the smaller screen. A 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with a full GB of RAM powers the phone. This should make the phone to work with a decent speed. The phone runs on Android Jelly Bean making it compatible with all the latest apps and games available on the Play Store. Many exclusive Samsung apps and features like Smart Stay, Smart Alerts and S Voice are also preloaded on to the phone. The phone has an internal memory of 8 GB which can be expanded by another 64 GB through an microSD card.

Other than its smaller size, the screen of Galaxy Core is also taken from the Galaxy Grand. The 4.3 inch TFT LCD screen has a resolution of 480 x 800. The phone’s 5 megapixel camera on the rear can take decent shots but there is no HD support. The lack of HD capabilities (both for screen and camera) need not bother you considering that it will be pried cheaper. A 1800 mAh battery keeps the phone alive for one full day.

Galaxy Grand was a bigger screen phone targeted at the emerging economies like India. With Galaxy Core, Samsung has reduced the price bar further making it affordable for college students and low level executives. Going by the stupendous success that the Galaxy Grand has seen in India, there is no doubt that the new  Samsung Galaxy Core will be another major hit for Samsung this year.