Samsung has announced the Galaxy J2 Core, the company’s first phone to run Android Go. As previously leaked, that doesn’t mean stock Android in this case — Go is a stripped-down version of the operating system with lighter versions of Google apps and optimizations for lower-end devices, but there’s still a layer of Samsung UI on top. The J2 Core has a 5-inch, 960 x 540 pixel screen, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel selfie camera, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, an Exynos 7570 processor, and a 2,600mAh battery. On the software side, the J2 Core will rock Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition), not the upcoming Android 9 Pie version of Go.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Review
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
Here’s the list of specs for Samsung’s Galaxy J2 Core:
- 960 x 540 LCD
- an Exynos 7570 processor
- 2,600mAh battery
- 8-megapixel f/2.2 rear-facing camera
- 5-megapixel f/2.2 selfie camera
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of storage
The Galaxy J2 Core comes equipped with two cameras: 8MP camera with flash in the rear and 5MP camera in the front. Both cameras have an F 2.2 aperture for improved wide-angle photography, and features such as Beauty Mode are included for users to take better portraits and selfies.
The Galaxy J2 Core is coming to India and Malaysia first and will go on sale from today, though pricing information isn’t immediately available. Samsung’s regular Galaxy J2 sells for a little over $100, but it has better specs than the Core, so a price below 7,000 rupees / $100 wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect.