+ Friday January 18th, 2019 Ausdroid » News and Editorial » Samsung announces the Galaxy J2 Core – their first Android Go phone
After a fairly substantial testing phase, Samsung has finally announced their first Android Go phone, the Galaxy J2 Core and it’s running Samsung’s custom skin.

The phone is, hardware wise a pretty decent handset for an entry-level device with a 5″ display, Quad-core Exynos 7570 processor and 1GB of RAM. Android Go is designed specifically to run on devices with 1GB or less of RAM, though how it goes with Samsung’s custom skin remains to be seen. Also included in the phone is 8GB of on-board storage and comes with a 2,600mAh battery.

Full specs include:

Display 5.0” TFT, 540 x 960
Camera Rear: 8MP F2.2
Front: 5MP F2.2
Dimension 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9mm, (154g)
Memory 1GB RAM , 8GB
Battery 2,600mAh
OS Android Oreo (Go edition)
AP Exynos 7570
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth® v 4.2, USB 2.0,
Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou*) *BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, WEBM

Samsung is limiting availability to Malaysia and India initially, however they will release the phone in other markets around the globe in the near future. Pricing hasn’t been announced as yet, but should be announced in local markets as it arrives.

Source: Samsung.

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