Samsung announced special usability products that help people with disabilities or vision imperfections using the Galaxy Core Advance smartphone. New accessories are NFC tags, a case that senses people/obstacles and a stand for reading books out loud.The Galaxy Core Advance is somewhat like a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone it has a 4.7" but offers dedicated keys for voice recorder, camera, volume, menu, home and power functions . It has Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with GLONASS for improved location accuracy and NFC with S Beam so users can easily share videos, contact information and photos.
The Samsung Galaxy Core Advance went on sale in Korea in February. When it was originally announced it was expected to come with an LTE version.
The devices were designed to help seeing functionality:
- The Optical Scan automatically recognizes text from an image and reads it aloud to the user
- Light Sensing technology that uses the device’s camera to sense light direction and brightness, and
- Instant Voice Recorder that offers simplified access to make quick voice notes.
- Screen Curtain that enables users to operate commands on a black screen to ensure privacy and saves battery life,
- TTS (Text-to-Speech) functionalities and Voice Guided Camera functions to help users take pictures by reading out the number of faces detected and their standing location.
New accessories for the smartphone are: