Samsung Galaxy Core Prime with 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chip appears at the FCC, headed to Boost Mobile
Another day, another Samsung smartphone gets certified by the FCC. This time we're dealing with a US-bound, entry-level Android smartphone labeled as the Samsung SM-G360P. According to the papers, it is a CDMA phone with LTE support on bands 25, 26, and 41, which makes it compatible with Sprint's cellular network. However, the phone is most likely to pop up on the shelves of Boost Mobile as it is the MVNO's customer service telephone number printed on the handset's FCC label.
Moving onward with our investigation, we found out that the SM-G360P could be a variant of the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, which was leaked not long ago via Indian retailer Flipkart's web site. The list of preliminary specs for the device includes a 4.5-inch LCD dispay with 480 by 800 pixels of resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC with 32- and 64-bit support, four Cortex-A53 cores with a 1.2GHz top clock speed, and 2GB 1GB of RAM. There appears to be a basic, 5MP camera on the phone's back, and the front-facing cam is said to have a resolution of 2 megapixels. All of this is ran by Android 4.4.4 KitKat, treated to a dose of TouchWiz.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, or whatever Boost Mobile decides to call it, could be a decent offering for buyers on a very tight budget. Given the evidence that has piled up, we're willing to bet that an official announcement is coming sooner than later.
phone images via SamMobile