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Samsung Galaxy Core Prime with 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chip appears at the FCC, headed to Boost Mobile

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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.

source: FCC, Primelabs
phone images via SamMobile

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posted on 25 Nov 2014, 02:28 5

1. deanylev (Posts: 223; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)

2GB of RAM is very nice. Finally 1GB of RAM is dying. Now 16GB of storage needs to die...

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 03:18

7. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

16gb of storage is still quite new for mid-range smartphones by now. Many phones at the same price range still go for 8gb with a few having 16gb, like the Galaxy Avant, ZTE Zmax, Moto G. Some flagships costing way over $500 still go with 16gb of storage (Galaxy S5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and a variant of the LG G3 to name some that I know). There is the Moto X 2014 starting at 16gb, too, which costs $500.

It's gonna take some time till that happens. On devices at the $200-$300 price range, I doubt they're gonna get 32gb until at least the end of 2016. Anything sooner would be well appreciated though, haha.

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 03:27 4

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

But 480 by 800 is a problem.

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 05:03 1

11. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Yeah, if this is over $200, 480p is quite a joke. Moto G at $180 already offer a pretty good 720p display.
Personally, I have no problem with 480p phones though as long as they are priced right. The Galaxy Light and Lumia 635 are both in 480p, but I like both of them for the display. Not sharp like 720p or 1080p devices, but viewing angles are good and colors are good. I've seen displays of higher resolutions with much crappier quality (540p display of the Alcatel One Touch Fierce for example). Even after using the One M8 and Note 3, the Lumia 635 still looks alright to me (my Galaxy Light broke already, lol).

PA also fixed about the ram now. This phone has only 1gb of ram. It'll probably be less than $200, maybe way less since it's a Boost Mobile phone. In that case, 480p shouldn't be a problem.

And I would like to mention that the LG Optimus L90's display looks really great even with a 540p display. I would say it looks even better than my Moto G 2013 most of the time despite having lower ppi. So yeah, I mean, low pixel density displays if done right can still be quite good.

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 07:47

12. sgodsell (Posts: 4861; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

800x480 plain and simple should die. I would never recommend it to anyone. Its just that simple, especially when you know that there is inexpensive great smart phones that do offer you 1280x720, like the Moto G.
The other thing I believe phonearena got wrong is the CPU for the A53 410 CPU is listed from Qualcomm as a 1.4ghz CPU. So why wouldn't Samsung make this device run at 1.4ghz instead of 1.2ghz? If you bought knowing that these CPUs from Qualcomm support 1.4ghz, then why would you not want to run at their full potential of 1.4ghz. It seems like a waste to me.

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 13:48 1

16. nokia12 (Posts: 582; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)

its 1gb only .. it came back from the dead

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 02:30 3

2. Bertelgeus (banned) (Posts: 126; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)

Yet another Galaxy? A53? They never learn.

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 02:39 2

3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1526; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

Yeah. Specs are nice . But too many models. Now core prime?? Seriously?

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 02:42 1

4. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)

2GB of RAM and just 480*800 is epic fail. No super amoled deserves less than 100$. Samsung has rusted the low and mid range phones by cutting on at least one crucial feature on the phone.

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 03:15 1

6. deanylev (Posts: 223; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)

Ya I guess 1280x720 & 1.5GB might of made more sense. Even 1GB I guess, the Moto G did fine with it.

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 03:22 1

8. Nick_T (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Sorry, guys. We double-checked the data, and it turns out that the phone has just 1GB of RAM. Or at least that's what Geekbench data suggests.

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 07:52

13. sgodsell (Posts: 4861; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Check the CPU as well again. Because Qualcomm lists the specs of their Snapdragon 410 CPU with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz. So why would it be running at 1.2ghz instead of 1.4ghz. Of the model number of this A53 410 cpu is 8916. Then it runs at 1.4ghz.

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 02:54 2

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1357; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)

Samsung is going desperate mode no doubt, to increase device sold, is to make even more variance device and flood the market

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 04:25

10. Mfa901 (Posts: 291; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)

Same as my galaxy core except chip set and android 4. 4

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 09:47

14. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)

another day..another Samsung product. Galaxy Core Prime...wth. smh..and you wonder why you are losing money. you need a separate division just to give all these phones a model number and name

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 13:20

15. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

Why when you can get better phones for the same or less $$$ from Moto or Nokia?

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 15:05 1

17. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

Wow isn't it possible to create an article without using that childish line 'Another day, another Samsung'?

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 17:58 1

18. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)

galaxy core prime NEO is coming next WEEK !

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 10:47

19. alexvv (Posts: 165; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)

samrtphones have moved to Quad-HD screens or even more, you can buy a HD smartphone for 150 euro and a Full-HD for less than 250 and samsung releases 200-300 euro phones with WVGA screens. Then they wonder why their phones don's sell anymore.

posted on 26 Nov 2014, 16:45

20. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Not because I'm excited. But because Samsung makes new models like a factorial.

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