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. Also Read - Nothing Phone (1) tipped to launch on July 21: Here’s what we know about itAlso Read - Google Street View turns 15: Here are top features coming to it
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. Also Read - Google Assistant will now help you secure your passwords on Chrome
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.