Samsung has expanded its Galaxy range of smartphone with the announcement of a new Android-based phone, called Galaxy Core Advance this week. Being considered as the successor of existing Galaxy Core, the new phone features 4.7-inch WVGA resolution bearing display and is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Samsung Galaxy Core Advance

Samsung Galaxy Core Advance

Being a mid-range smartphone, the new Galaxy Core Advance comes equipped with 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 2,000 mAh battery and usual set of connectivity features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.

In addition, featuring physical Android navigation buttons and a back cover with soft-touch coating, Samsung Galaxy Core Advance comes with physical buttons for voice recorder, camera and Android navigation keys.

Just like other Galaxy-series smartphone, this new device also comes pre-loaded with most of the software tweaks such as S Voice, S Translator, Sound & Shot, Group Play and Easy Mode.

There is no word on the pricing at this point, but speculations are rife that it will carry a price tag of between INR Rs.13K to INR Rs.15K in the Indian market. The smartphone will hit the stores early next year, according to Samsung.