First Android Go handset by Samsung now official as the Galaxy J2 Core
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Described as "an introductory smartphone packed with performance," the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is just another Android Go that comes without anything surprising under the hood — except the processor. While most other Android Go handsets we bumped into so far used low-end Qualcomm and MediaTek processors, Samsung's first such effort is powered by the quad-core Exynos 7570 SoC.
In addition to the processor mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core sports the following: a 5-inch TFT display with only 540 x 960 pixels, 5 MP and 8 MP cameras with f/2.2 (front and back), 1 GB of memory, 8 GB internal storage, microSD support, a 2,600 mAh battery, Android Oreo Go edition.
The list of connectivity options only contains the bare necessities as well: USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS with GLONASS and BeiDou support.
Since the regular Samsung Galaxy J2 has a price tag a bit over US$100 — and slightly better specs than the Galaxy J2 Core — the new Android Go handset should sell for under US$100, no matter the market.
Given the poor software support provided to the mid-range and low-end handsets by this brand, why would you bother buying an Android Go smartphone by Samsung? Let us know in the comments.
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