Samsung, the South Korean tech giant has announced its first ultra low-end Android Go smartphone dubbed as Galaxy J2 Core targeting the emerging smartphone markets. The device comes with a toned down version of Android OS with absentia of a number of features but you still get a 3.5mm headphone jack and 4G support though.

Galaxy J2 Core – Features

The Galaxy J2 Core offers a 5-inch LCD screen on the front with minimal resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The design of the new device reminds the old-school Samsung smartphones with a power button and volume button on its sides.

The J2 Core is a dual SIM supported device by default that runs Android Oreo Go Edition under the hood with Samsung UI on top, sporting smaller and lighter apps; optimized specifically for low-end phones. Although, Google has unveiled Android Pie Go edition for the low-end phones but Samsung has decided to go with the older version instead.

The Galaxy J2 Core is powered by an Exynos 7570 quad-core processor that is paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB of native storage. However, users have an option to expand the storage via a microSD card slot.

The device features an 8MP sensor on the rear and a 5MP shooter on the front to fulfil your photography needs. Samsung has embedded a 2600 mAh battery unit to fuel the device that is supposed to work for a day usage on a single charge.


Galaxy J2 Core – Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core has been announced for Malaysian and Indian markets in the first phase while an international release is expected to be announced in coming months. Samsung did not reveal the price for the Galaxy J2 Core, but it is supposed to be below $100.

Galaxy J2 Core – Specifications

OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo (Go Edition) with Samsung UI
Networks2G, 3G, 4G LTE
Dual SIM SupportYes
CPU1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T720 MP1
ChipsetSamsung Exynos 7570
Display5-inch LCD with qHD (960 x 540) resolution
Internal Storage8GB
Card slotyes
Primary Camera8 MP with LED flash
Secondary Camera5 MP
ConnectivitymicroUSB, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi
Battery2,600 mAh