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The Samsung ATIV Core is said to offer a 4.5 inch 720P screen, 1 GB of RAM, a 2,100 mAh battery and either an 8 or 13 megapixel camera.
The specs sound very similar to the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, which is said to have a Snapdragon 400 Quadcore processor and 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and otherwise identical specs to the Core.
The handset may be a victory for Microsoft’s strategy of aligning Windows Phone’s hardware requirements with Android, which will make it easy for OEMs to churn out Windows Phone knock-offs of their best sellers.