Entering the new area of interest for many manufacturers in the worlds, the Android GO, is the world largest mobile manufacturer, Samsung.

The South Korea based company has announced their first smartphone to sport the Android Go version of Android.

A large number of manufacturers are shifting their focus towards the budget market segment ever since Google announced the Android Oreo GO edition. The program is an attempt by Google to gain the next billion customers. Android Go devices run stripped down version of the Android OS and popular Google apps. The devices may not sport the most trendy of features, but they are ideal for the consumers in emerging who are buying their first smartphone and are not spec conscious.

The Samsung J2 Core, as the device is named is the latest entrant into the long list of devices, which include the Nokia 1, Nokia 2.1 along with devices from Asus etc to run Android Go edition.



The J2 Core has a 5- inch LCD display with a resolution of 960x 540.

Processor, Memory, Storage

The device is packing 1GB of memory and 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB. Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7570 a 1.4 GHz quad-core based SoC is provided to power the device.


A 2600mAh battery powers the device, giving it enough charge to last through the day.


Samsung has provided the device with Android 8.1 Oreo GO out of the box. It comes with Samsung’s UI on top, just like all the Samsung devices.


For imaging, the J2 Core features a f/2.2 aperture 8MP camera sensor at the back with a LED flash also. ON the other end is a 5MP front snapper for those video- calls or selfie shootouts.
The cameras come with the now common beauty mode also.

Pricing and Availability

The device would be initially available in India and Malaysia from 24th August. There is no information regarding the retail price, though in sync with most of the Android GO devices out there, it is well expected to be priced under $100.

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