It’s been recently reported that Samsung is testing its first Android Go smartphone in a few countries. While there is no word on an official launch date, alleged specifications and features of the smartphone have surfaced online.
Recently, a smartphone with model number SM-J260 was spotted on a benchmarking website. This device is claimed to be a Samsung Android Go smartphone, dubbed Galaxy J2 Core. Now, another model (SM-J260F) has been spotted online along with its specifications and features.
As per a leaked specifications list spotted by TechieDrive, the Samsung Android Go smartphone will feature a 5-inch Super AMOLED display. Under the hood is said to be an Exynos 7570 quad-core chipset clocked at 1.4GHz, and paired with 1GB of RAM.
The rest of the rumored specifications include 16GB internal memory, 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a 2,600mAh battery. On the software front, the device is expected to run Android Oreo (Go Edition).
Unsurprisingly, the leaked specifications hint at an entry-level device. As a part of Google’s Android Go initiative, the device will be aimed at first-time smartphone users. Reports have also hinted at a price tag around the Rs 5,000 mark.
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A report first revealed that Samsung is testing the smartphone in developing countries like India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. A more recent report however has hinted at a far wider availability. It is said to be in testing in countries across Europe, Latin America, and Asia. These include UK, Uzbekistan, Caucasus Countries, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, France, Poland, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, Panama, Paraguay, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.