Samsung Galaxy Core Prime launches this week on Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime launches this week on Verizon
While AT&T and T-Mobile are teasing the upcoming release of the Galaxy S6, Verizon today announced that it's going to start selling a less-appealing Samsung smartphone: the Galaxy Core Prime. Thus, Verizon is confirming a previous rumor, which had it that the Core Prime would be available in the near future in the US.

Verizon will launch the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime online on February 26 (this Tuesday), asking $29.99 on contract for it. Starting March 5, the handset will also be available in stores.

Originally announced in October, Samsung's Galaxy Core Prime will be XLTE-ready, being compatible with Verizon's HD Voice Calling. The handset sports a 4.5-inch display with only 480 x 800 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. Other features include a 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable storage space. A 2000 mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving Mode completes the features list.

The Core Prime will run Android 4.4 KitKat at launch, but Verizon says it will update it to Android 5.0 Lollipop at some point. Boost Mobile might also release the Galaxy Core Prime in the US, though for now there's nothing official about this.

source: Verizon
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