Purported Samsung Galaxy Core press render and specifications surface on the web

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Samsung launched both the Galaxy Core LTE and Core Advanced earlier this year, and now it looks as if the South Korean Company is already looking to replace the original Galaxy Core. This weekend, a press render together with a handful of specifications surfaced on the internet allegedly revealing the design and internal configuration of this upcoming handset which is rumored to launch next month.

According to a Russian publication who obtained a leaked document from an anonymous tipster, the ‘Galaxy Core 2’ is a mid-range smartphone, set to pack a 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD) and a 2,000mAh user removable battery.

Obviously, these specifications don’t compare to the likes of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, but nontheless, it’s a pretty respectable handset for those who don’t require too much power.

The Galaxy Core 2 is expected to retail for 9990 Rubles approximately $280 when it launches in Russian markets on Tuesday, May 20, with a worldwide launch scheduled to follow shortly after. We suspect that a dual-SIM variant of the handset will also break into production, too — so be sure to check back for more information.