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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Galaxy Core Prime
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Who cares ?

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

You cared enough to comment.

8. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

People looking for these types of phones. Not everyone is looking for flagship. Sometimes people just want to get something for a parent or grandparent.

3. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Come on Verizon, your Edge, Note, GS5, GS4's are not selling that much and now you bring another Kia to the lineup.

7. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Is so.....true, Verizon is really pushing Android, period. At the end, most want an iPhone 6 or plus. Moto X is really having a difficult time, and Sony, no one really cares.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

You can get devices like the HTC Desire 816 and Moto G for cheaper and are way superior.

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

LOL. Is that really true. Where I live, the desire 816 costs more than Galaxy S4.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Another Samsung phone.

9. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Couple of mistakes. February 26 is Thursday not on Tuesday. Boost Mobile already has this phone but it is known as the Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE. Virgin Mobile is also receiving this phone. Cmon PA. Step it up with these articles.

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