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Jun 19, 2013
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Samsung has been like a machine on overdrive recently, unleashing handsets one after the other in the past few months. And it looks like the trend is still on as the Korean smartphone specialist has just unveiled a couple more Android Jelly Bean-flavored Galaxies into the local mix, further filling a market that's increasingly becoming more crowded.

But hey, we ain't complaining, especially if the newcomers are nice. And by that we mean they have the hardware to compete, the looks for those precious yabang moments, and (hopefully) a price that won't give us a heart attack. Anyway, check out Sammy's newest babies, the Galaxy Win and the Galaxy Core.

Samsung Galaxy Core

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First up, we have the Galaxy Core, a new mid-range smartphone which boasts a 4.3-inch 400 x 800 touchscreen along with all-important hardware like a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB RAM and built-in 8GB of storage (expandable via microSD). Standard wireless connectivity over Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth are part of the deal, too, although what's quite different with the Galaxy Core is that it's also dual-SIM, helping you out with that tedious affair of having to switch phones.

For the perennial Instagram-ers, the device comes with 5-megapixel main camera with LED flash. Up front is a VGA shooter for video-conferencing with your jowa. We're also digging the Galaxy Core's round corners which make it easier to hold and put inside our pockets while also giving it that softer, sleeker look.

Samsung Galaxy Win

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Taking things up a notch, the Galaxy Win is Samsung's newest quad-core offering in the mid-range. No kidding, it's got a 1.2GHz quad-core chip for a price that's easier to handle (we'll get to that in a bit). It also gives you more eye-candy with a larger 4.7-inch touchscreen.Just like theĀ  Galaxy Core, the Galaxy Win can also pack two SIM cards at the same time. As for mobile imaging, the device sports a main 5-megapixel shooter and a VGA front-camera, basically the same configuration as that of its smaller bro. Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth are, as usual, included.

And since it has a larger display, the Galaxy Win needs added juice which should be provided by a bigger 2,000mAh battery (compared to the Galaxy Core's 1,800mAh power pack). As for looks, it follows the same design principle found on other Galaxies which means it has rounded edges and slighty curvy frame.

Now that we have all those deets out of the way, how much for these two new members of Sammy's brood? For the Galaxy Core, the SRP is a shade below 12K at P11,990 while the Galaxy Win will set you back for P14,990. Hindi na masama, especially for the latter with its upgraded specs and quad-core goodness, right?

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