Samsung fans are in for a surprise as the company is rumored to be developing Galaxy J2 Core, its first ever Android Go powered phone.
Images of the smartphone, which showcased its different colors and how it looks from the back, were leaked in a press render. The five colors of the device are Purple, Blue, Gold, Silver, and Black.
Galaxy J2 Core Features
The photos were posted on Twitter by SamMobile. The back of the smartphone features an 8-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera module that has an LED flash with a speaker positioned next to it, and a 5-megapixel f/2.2 selfie camera. Reports also indicate that the device will have a standard design with a plastic matte rear panel.
Here is Samsung's Android Go smartphone (Galaxy J2 Core / SM-J260x) in multiple colors, including blue and purple pic.twitter.com/nPftoeOqrF — SamMobile (@SamMobiles) August 21, 2018
Additionally, the phone's user manual was leaked on Samsung's official website before photos made its round on social media platforms. The manual confirmed that the smartphone will have a 2,600 mAh removable battery and useful Android Go apps such as Google Go, Maps Go, and Files Go.
Furthermore, the manual stated that the Galaxy J2 Core will be equipped with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, as well as an Exynos 7570 processor. Its operating system will not run on Android 9 Pie's version of Go. Rather, it will function on the Go Edition of Google Android 8.1 Oreo on top of Samsung's Experience user interface.
Other rumors state that Samsung's new gadget will have 1 GB of RAM, dual SIM card slots, and a microSD card slot. It will also be initially launched with model numbers SM-J260M, SM-J260F, and SM-J260G in India and Malaysia and will be available in other Asian countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
The company has not confirmed when the phone model will be released or how much it will cost. Notably, the Samsung Galaxy J2 is priced at around $100. However, the J2 has more advanced specs than the Core.
About Android Go
Known as a stripped-down version of Android, the Android Go is meant to run on the company's entry-level smartphones. It has three enhanced parts which are the Google Play Store, Google apps, and the operating system.
These areas have been transformed to give the users a more suitable and effective experience despite the lower hardware quality of an entry-level phone.
Smartphones that run on Android Go can open apps significantly faster than the previous Android software. Also, Android Go users can use the data saver feature if they need to regulate their mobile data usage.