After a host of rumors and leaks, Samsung has today taken the wraps off its first ever entry-level Android Go smartphone. In line with the leaks, the smartphone is called Galaxy J2 Core. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A12 and Galaxy A02S entry-level smartphones announcedAlso Read - Samsung brings Google Assistant support for 2020 Smart TV lineup
Samsung says that the Galaxy J2 Core will be going on sale in India and Malaysia starting today. There is however no word on a price tag yet. But looking at the specs, and being a part of the Android Go platform, we can expect a sub-Rs 6,000 price tag. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S21 India launch could be sooner than expected, gets BIS certified
As a part of the Android Go initiative, the Galaxy J2 Core runs Android Oreo (Go Edition) out-of-the-box. But unlike other Android Go devices, there is still a layer of Samsung UI on top of the OS. The device comes preloaded with a host of Google Go apps like Gmail Go, Google Maps Go, Assistant Go, Gboard Go, and YouTube Go to name a few.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core specifications, features
As far as specifications are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core sports a 5-inch TFT display with 540×960 pixels resolution. Under the hood is an Exynos 7570 SoC paired with 1GB of RAM. There is also 8GB of internal storage on offer. Needless to say, you won’t be playing games like PUBG Mobile or Asphalt 9: Legends on this device.
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For photography, the smartphone is equipped with an 8-megapixel f/2.2 snapper at the back. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel f/2.2 snapper for selfies and video chats. Making sure everything ticks is a 2,600mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0, GPS, and Glonass.