Galaxy J2 Core To Be First Samsung Android Go Smartphone

Samsung is soon expected to launch its first Android Go smartphone. As per the latest rumors, the upcoming Android Go handset will be the Galaxy J2 Core. It has already received FCC approval. Additionally, the new device has been certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Read more to find about Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core

Price and Availability

Price Rs 6,999 (expected)

As per the SIG certification, the Galaxy J2 Core will be available in seven variants – SM-J260F, SM-J260M, SM-J260Y, SM-J260F_DS, SM-J260G_DS, SM-J260M_DS, and SM-J260Y_DS. While there is no confirmation about the launch date and price of the upcoming handset, it is expected to be priced at Rs 6,999. The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is said to be launched on Sep 27, 2018.

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Specification and Features

Processor Exynos 7570
Internal Storage 8GB
Display 5.0-inch, Super AMOLED
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition), Samsung UI
Primary (Rear) Camera 8MP with flash
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 2600mAh
Dual SIM Yes

As per latest reports and leaks, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core will be the first Android Go smartphone. It sports a 5.0-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The Android handset is powered by a 1.43GHz quad-core Exynos 7570 processor along with Mali-T720 MP1 and 1GB RAM. The 8GB internal storage can be further expanded via a dedicated microSD card slot.

In terms of optics, the upcoming smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera. It is backed by a 2600mAh battery.

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  • Super AMOLED display
  • Exynos SoC
  • Android 8.1 Oreo OS
  • Samsung UI
  • Smoother navigation
  • Two color options

The new smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (Go Edition) with Samsung UI on top. It is expected to available in two color options – Black and Gold. Connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB.

The latest Android Oreo (Go edition) is optimized for the entry-level handsets. It comes with built-in data management features and security benefits. This includes a new set of Google apps such as new Files Go app, Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Google Play, Chrome, Peer-to-Peer Sharing, Google Play Protect, and Find My Device. The reimagined apps are lighter and offer the best of Android. Users can access email, get answers, find directions, and play games faster than ever. Also, the smaller app sizes offer more storage space.

While the new Files Go app allows you to quickly find files and get rid of any unwanted content, the Google Go makes it easy to find popular queries with minimal typing. The G-board comes with autocorrect, voice typing and multilingual typing options. A built-in data manager and Data Saver help you save mobile data. Even the Chrome limits background data and helps you save up to 60 percent mobile data.

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The budget smartphone is expected to be priced lower than the other Galaxy J series phones. Targeted at developing markets, the Android Go devices offer Android updates, even with low-end specs. What do you think about the upcoming Android Go smartphone from Samsung? Would you be interested in purchasing such a device? Let us know in the comments section below.

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