Samsung has announced a 4G smartphone aimed at those who want the benefit of faster data speeds, but are on a tight budget.

The Galaxy Core LTE (to be called Galaxy Core 4G in some regions) will come with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.5-inch 960 x 540 PLS TFT screen, 5-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel snapper on the front.

It has 8GB of internal storage, with 1GB of RAM. A microSD card slot allows for expansion by up to a further 64GB.

The screen might not be Full HD (or HD full stop) but you will be able to record 1080p video on the phone at 30 frames per second, to be played back on a compatible display. Wi-Fi, DLNA support, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC are all to be found on the Core LTE too.

It comes with only Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean from the box, but a healthy array of Samsung proprietary apps are pre-installed, including S Translator, S Voice and S Travel.

The battery is 2,100mAh and measurements are 132.9 x 66.3 x 9.8mm.

The Samsung Galaxy Core LTE will be available across Europe, Russia and some regions in Asia in both white and black. Pricing and specific regional details will be announced soon. - 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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