Samsung is going to bring a large 4.7-inch display to the budget phone market, with Samsung Galaxy Core Advance. Interestingly, it seems suitable for elderly people, also the disabled and the visually impaired. The 2014 Galaxy Core Advance comes with button-using chassis and enhanced accessibility features. That’s include Light Sensing, which uses the device’s camera to sense light direction and brightness. There are high quality Text-to-Speech functionalities, Instant Voice Recorder for quick voice notes, and Optical Scan, which is automatically recognizes text from an image and reads it aloud.

Further ‘smart features’ include Screen Curtain that lets users operate commands on a black screen to ensure privacy and saves battery life,  as well as Voice Guided Camera, which reads out the number of faces detected and their standing location for easy photo snapping.Samsung-Galaxy-Core-Advance_PhoneObjectCom-1

On hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy Core Advance has a 4.7-inch 480 x 800 touchscreen display, a 5MP rear camera, and a VGA front-facing camera. The phone boasts a dual-core processor running at 1.2GHz, and 1GB of RAM. If you’re a storage hungry user and think that 8GB is not enough, you can expand it through a microSD card as well. It comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software paired with a 2,000 mAh battery. In term of connectivity, you’ll find 14.4 Mbps HSPA, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. Dimensions of Samsung Galaxy Core Advance are 133.3 x 70.5 x 9.7 mm and its weighs 145grams.

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SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES THE GALAXY CORE ADVANCE
Intuitive features and premium design showcase Samsung’s commitment to innovation

London, UK – December 16, 2013 – Samsung Electronics today introduced the Galaxy Core Advance, combining the powerful Galaxy user experience with enhanced features. The Galaxy Core Advance has a premium design, sporting a large 4.7” display as well as a soft coated back cover that makes it more durable, and giving it a soft touch, making it easier and more comfortable to grip in your hand. The Galaxy Core Advance also incorporates physical keys for frequently used features and dedicated keys for voice recorder, camera, volume, menu, home and power functions.

Together with its stylish design, Galaxy Core Advance provides a connected experience with updated Bluetooth 4.0. The Galaxy Core comes equipped with GPS with GLONASS offering improved location accuracy and NFC with S Beam so you can share information such as YouTube videos, contact details and audio files with just a tap. The Galaxy Core Advance delivers a range of smart features, including S Voice, S Translator, Sound & Shot, Group Play and Easy Mode.

To extend the Galaxy experience to more people, the Galaxy Core Advance also has convenient usability functions and enhanced accessibility features for disabled and visually impaired users. Key features include Optical Scan which automatically recognises text from an image and reads it aloud, light sensing technology that uses the camera to sense light direction and brightness, and instant voice recorder that offers simplified access to make quick voice notes. The device is also equipped with screen curtain that means you can operate commands on a black screen to ensure privacy and saves battery life, high quality TTS (text-to-speech) functionalities and voice guided camera functions so you can take pictures by reading out the number of faces detected and their standing location.

Galaxy Core Advance will be offered in Deep Blue and Pearl White. A range of dedicated accessories will also be available separately.

UK availability will be announced in due course.

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Galaxy Core Advance Product Specifications

Network
HSPA 14.4/5.76 Mbps
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz (EUR)

Processor
Dual Core 1.2 GHz

Dimensions
133.3 x 70.5 x 9.7 mm, 145g

Display
4.7” WVGA TFT

Memory
1GB RAM + 8GB Internal Memory, microSD up to 64GB
*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

Camera
5MP AF + VGA

Battery
2,000 mAh

OS
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Connectivity
Wi-Fi b/g/n/, 2.4 GHz; USB 2.0 H/S; NFC; BT 4.0; GPS + GLONASS

Features & Services
Sound & Shot, Group Play, S Translator, Easy Mode, S Voice, S Beam, Instant Voice Recorder, Voice Guidance (TTS, Voice Guided Camera, Text Reader), FM Radio

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