Samsung is yet to reveal a launch date for its first Android Go smartphone, but that hasn’t stopped the leaks. We have already come across the device’s expected specifications, and also seen what it could look like. Now, another leak proves that an official launch could be close.
Samsung’s Android Go smartphone was spotted by SamMobile passing Wi-Fi Alliance certification. The listing reiterates that the upcoming smartphone will run Android 8.1 Oreo. This is in line with a previous leak claiming that Samsung’s Android Go smartphone won’t really run stock Android OS. Instead, it will have Samsung’s Experience Skin on top of Android, and all the Go apps pre-loaded.
Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone is expected to be called the Galaxy J2 Core. Based on previous leaks, the smartphone is expected to feature a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It is also likely to come with an 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, and a 2,600mAh battery. A recent image leak also showed Samsung ditching physical buttons in favor of on-screen navigation buttons.
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Despite these meagre specifications, the Android Go apps preloaded on the device will function smoothly. This, after all, is the basic idea of Google’s Android Go initiative – offering good user experience on entry-level smartphones.
As mentioned, Samsung hasn’t revealed an official launch date for its Android Go smartphone. But the device being spotted on a certification website is an indication towards an imminent launch.