Android Go smartphones were present at the Mobile World Congress in February as companies like Nokia and ZTE unveiled good bets at a very attractive price. Now it’s Samsung’s turn to join the party and announce to the world the Galaxy J2 Core, its first Android Go phone.
The Galaxy J2 Core is equipped with an Exynos 7570 quad-core chipset of 1.4Ghz (4 cores Cortex-A53 of 14nm), 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. To this is added a 2.600mAh battery and a 5-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels.
At the level of image capture, the Galaxy J2 Core has an 8MP f / 2.2 main camera and a 5MP f / 2.2 self-camera.
This device comes pre-installed with light applications, as is not surprising on an Android Go smartphone. These apps include Google Go, Go Assistant, Gmail Go, and YouTube Go.
Curiously, it seems that Samsung has also incorporated TouchWiz elements into the Galaxy J2 Core (as we had already learned from previous rumors). We do not know the extent of these customizations other than the lock screen (as seen in the main image above). However, if there is any impact on performance, it will undoubtedly be bad news.
For now, the Galaxy J2 Core will be available starting today in Malaysia and India, with “additional markets” to follow. Although the price has not been disclosed, this device should cost about 99 Euros.