Samsung continues to strive for smartphone domination across the board, with the announcement of the Galaxy Core - a dual-core, dual-SIM phone which further expands the Samsung smartphone universe.

For work and play: the dual-SIM will mean an easy transition between both SIM cards' content, while the Core phone's dual-core 1.2GHz processor ought to provide enough power whether you're digging through work contacts or flinging cartoon birds across the screen via Google Play's app store. It's not a staggering processor by any means, but that's the deal with a lower-spec handset such as this.

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The Core's 4.3-inch display is large but the 480 x 800 pixel resolution far less so. Add 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and a 1,800mAh battery and all the core basics are here.

There's also a 5-megapixel camera and a variety of show-off Samsung technologies on board: Smart Stay to only power the bright screen when a recognised user is looking at the phone; Smart Alert message alert activates upon picking up the device; Motion UI uses motion commands to switch common function on and off; and S Voice which is Samsung's Siri-like voice command service.

The Samsung Galaxy Core will be available from this month, followed in June by a single SIM version - the latter being the version we anticipate being launched in the UK market - but there's no final word on pricing or an exact release date as yet.

ee.co.uk - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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