Samsung could launch another Android Go phone soon, namely the Galaxy A2 Core
Although Samsung still has to confirm its release, the upcoming Galaxy A2 Core is apparently only one week away. In addition to the leaked press render that has recently surfaced online, this Android Go handset also has an official support page up and running, so there's not much room for surprises here.
According to its Geekbench visit that took place last month, the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260F) is powered by an Exynos 7870 processor and has 1 GB of memory. The same source revealed that the operating system is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and not Pie, but it is possible that the market-ready product will use Android Pie-based firmware.
While Android Go is supposed to be nothing more than a stock Android built for low-end handsets — including system apps specifically made to run on such devices — the mobile operating system used by Samsung that is based on it is slightly different. Sadly, its features do not even come close to those that regular Galaxy handsets can provide thanks to Samsung's custom UI and apps.
With so many decent phones that run stock Android and cost less than US$150 around, do you think there is still a market for Android Go devices?