Amidst all the hype around the upcoming Galaxy Note 9, a new contestant has emerged. Samsung has just trademarked Galaxy J2 core, hinting at a new addition to their budget J2 lineup. The news comes in line with a rumored Android Go smartphone that Samsung was building.
What is Android Go?
The Android Go is a toned down version of Android that devices with low-end specs can use. The OS takes away some flair off from the original version and keeps it simple and minimalist, making it much more efficient. The Samsung Galaxy J series has been a budget lineup. These phones have minimal specs to barely pass usability on android. With Android Go as their OS, the Samsung Galaxy J2 core may provide some serious usability.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core specs
(Source: Techie Drive)
The leaked specs of the Android Go phone “Samsung J260F” reveal a 1.4GHz Quad-Core Exynos 7570, a modest processor at best, 1 GB of memory and 16 GB of onboard storage. Given that Android Go is made specifically for phones with no more than a gigabyte of RAM, the phone fits perfectly the intended hardware.
The rest of the specs include an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie-camera. The most surprising aspect of the Samsung Galaxy J2 core phone is probably its 5-inch Super AMOLED display. It is actually quite great how much attention Samsung pays to even its cheapest phones. While most companies cheap out on an inexpensive IPS display, Samsung stepped forward and included a Super AMOLED screen. Because however inexpensive a phone be, it deserves a good screen.
Apart from these, the specs list a 2600 mAh battery, which is okay for the segment, and Android 8.1 Oreo as the OS. So we can expect the Android Go version of Oreo.
This is all we have to go on for right now. The Samsung Galaxy J2 core isn’t perfectly ready for the market right now and Samsung will still tinker around a lot with the features. But we expect the price range to be somewhere between $80 to $100. Let us see how the Samsung Android Go phone turns out to be.