Android Go-powered Galaxy A2 Core launched in South Africa
Samsung’s third Android Go phone, the Galaxy A2 Core, has been launched in South Africa. Powered by the Go edition of Android 9.0 Pie, the device packs quite a punch at an affordable price. It comes with lighter versions of Google’s software suite to provide a fluid user experience on low-end hardware.
The Galaxy A2 Core features a 5-inch TFT qHD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Under the hood is an octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 processor with Mali T830 GPU. There’s 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. For optics, the Galaxy A2 Core gets a 5MP f1.9 rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a 5MP front-facing shooter. The device packs a 2600mAh battery and comes with 4G LTE support and dual SIM slots. Sensors onboard include an accelerometer and a proximity sensor.
The Galaxy A2 Core isn’t for someone who’s looking for a powerful smartphone. This device is targeted at those who want a decent smartphone experience on a tight budget. The Galaxy A2 Core is priced at R1299 (~$90) in South Africa, making it an excellent value-for-money buy. The phone is available in black and blue with a glossy finish on the back.