Samsung intros the Galaxy Core Max with Super AMOLED display and dual SIM support

Samsung intros the Galaxy Core Max with Super AMOLED display and dual SIM support
Samsung this week unveiled a new Galaxy Core smartphone - the eighth in this series that’s been around since the first half of last year.

Called Galaxy Core Max (model number SM-G5108), the new handset is larger than any other smartphone from the Galaxy Core family, though it’s still rather small when compared to most flagships of today. Sure enough, the Core Max isn’t a flagship device, but a mid-range one at best.

Officially introduced in China, the Galaxy Core Max sports a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 540 x 960 pixels, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI. Other features include LTE connectivity, dual SIM support, 5 MP front-facing camera and 8 MP rear camera (both with relatively wide-angle sensors), quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. It looks like the Galaxy Core Max comes only in white. The handset weighs 132 grams, measures 136.3 x 69.6 x 8 mm, and includes a 2200 mAh battery. At the moment, there’s no word on how much the Samsung Galaxy Core Max costs, and neither on where it will be released (besides China).

source: Samsung China (translated)



1. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Another day, another samsung phone.

3. Naitto

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Yah getting boring for sure.

12. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

It's so sad to see a company trying to be Relevant.

23. AlikMalix unregistered

I might be wrong (so not a pun) but what does Samsung do with all the phones it doesnt sell due to "saturated market" (as samsung calls it with every financial report they make) -- same market where Apple has no issues selling tens of millions of "half-spec-ed and overpriced" phones...

30. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Apple doesn't sell "millions"' every where you know. Not sure what Samsung does to the unsold devices though. Perhaps they donate it which is something I doubt Apple would do.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Should've been 720p...

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And why is that?

14. Busyboy unregistered

Because its 4.8inch and low res. You will definitely notice the pixels, which might bother some users.

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I think you're forgetting the whole purpose of the Core line.

16. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Because qHD on a 4.8" display looks s**tty...

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If I do recall, you said 720p on a 6" or lower display is fine, but equates to a pixel density under 250 like this does.

28. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I am pretty certain I never said that. I would say that 720p should only be used in phones with screens smaller than 5", but of course it all depends on the price point. And don't forget PenTile, which will make the qHD display even more pixelated and grainy...

29. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Because most Chinese dual SIM had 720p with cheaper price, good luck for compete that

24. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Yes, qHD on 4.8" + AMOLED is poor. You'll see pixelations :)

4. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Good to see lower-midrange getting Super AMOLED as well. If it does have a low price, then it would be good-value for money.

5. HASHTAG unregistered

Yeah, I definitely see why they named it the galaxy series; endless devices.

6. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

now one of the stupid droid fanboys will come and say : THIS IS BETTER THAN IPHONE 6 PLUS !!!

7. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Was this necessary? Idiot.

17. Cyrus.I

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

It doesn't bend in your pocket, that's for sure.

8. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Samsung.....Please add front facing speakers, is that really too much to ask for?

9. Tacokillah

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I want a Samsung Galaxy S Note Neo Core Max Mini Advance Pocket Mega Mini please. c:

21. AlikMalix unregistered

Wait for your turn dude, I'm still waiting for Samsung Galaxy S 6 Turbo Pro International Google Version with a car horn on the top... ...oops almost forgot, the waffle maker next to changeable battery

22. Tacokillah

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Haha. xD +1

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

What the hell Samsung

13. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Don't ask too much, this is just a lower-midrange phone and value for money.

15. Rocket

Posts: 654; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

At least samsung make phones for all kind of people (poor and rich etc).

18. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

i am on galaxy core and still waiting for an 4.2 update....

19. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Affordable flagships in China have already captured the market Samsung is aiming for here. I am surprised they didn't learn a single thing from their major lose...

20. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

This should cost $150

27. sunday

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I Dont know why some people are complaining about samsung producing too many phones. Its their money they spend and they know it will sell well. From their findings they discover that midrange phone with big screen and good camera sell better than flagship phones in asia and that is exactly what they are doing. With billion of dolars they Spend on producing phones they still make more money than any android phone company. With all condemnations given to galaxy s5, it still sold more copy Than htc one, xperia z2, lgg3 that you praise everyday.

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