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Galaxy J2 Core is Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone

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Last updated: July 19th, 2018 at 00:17 UTC+02:00

Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone, rumored to launch as the Galaxy J2 Corereceived FCC approval just a few days back. The same device is now certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) as well. A total of seven different Galaxy J2 Core variants – SM-J260F, SM-J260M, SM-J260Y, SM-J260F_DS, SM-J260G_DS, SM-J260M_DS, and SM-J260Y_DS – have secured the Bluetooth certification. The SIG listing clearly mentions the device name as Galaxy J2 Core, thus effectively confirming what Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone will be called at launch.

Other than the name, the latest certification doesn’t reveal anything noteworthy about the upcoming budget device. We, however, already know from other seemingly credible reports, the first Samsung Android Go smartphone will sport a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7570 chipset, 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front shooter, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, 2600 mAh battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung UI on top.

Priced lower than other Galaxy J series phones?

There is no information about pricing and availability yet, but the flurry of certifications makes it clear that the device will launch very soon. Being a budget smartphone with very low-end specs, you can expect the price to be lower than all the other Galaxy J series phones. The device is obviously targeted at developing markets where budget smartphones dominate the sales charts.

What do you think about Samsung’s strategy to launch an Android Go smartphone with the company’s custom UI on top? Do you think Samsung’s modifications and features take away the performance benefits expected from an Android Go smartphone? Also, would you be interested in buying Samsung’s Android GO smartphone when it launches? Do comment and let us know your views.

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