After several leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally launched its first ever Android Go smartphone today in India. The all-new Galaxy J2 Core is also the first Android Go smartphone to come with custom UI. All the earlier launched Android Go smartphones came with stock UI offering a few third-party apps. The newly launched Galaxy J2 Core comes with Samsung Experience skin on top. It will be first available starting today in Malaysia and India.
It comes with a 5-inch TFT display that offers qHD (960 x 540 pixels) resolution. Under the hood, the Galaxy J2 Core comes powered by in-house Exynos 7570 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and includes Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. As seen on a majority of Android Go devices, the Galaxy J2 Core also offers 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There is also a MicroSD card slot further expansion of storage on this device.
In terms of optics, the Galaxy J2 Core ports an 8MP camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP camera on the front with the same f/2.2 aperture. It is backed by a 2,600mAh battery and will certainly miss out the fast charging input. The device 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm and weighs 154 grams. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The device only features accelerometer and proximity sensors.
Update: The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is now available in India for Rs 6,190. At such a higher price, you have many alternative Android Go smartphones to choose from. You can actually decent smartphone running on full-fledged Android OS along with much better hardware. The Galaxy J2 Core comes in Gold, Blue, and Black color options. It is on sale starting today via Samsung Shop and retail stores across the country.