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The Samsung "Galaxy A01e" is now the Galaxy A01 Core: new leak

The Galaxy A01 may not have long as Samsung's cheapest new phone. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy A01 may not have long as Samsung's cheapest new phone. (Source: Samsung)
Recent leaks have pointed to the release of a second variant for the Galaxy A01, a budget phone debuted by Samsung in 2020. A new entry on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) website now confirms its existence. It also shows that the phone's product name will have a novel twist: it will be the Galaxy A01 Core.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

Samsung launched a Galaxy A0x-line phone for the first time in 2020. Its name alone suggests that it is intended to appeal to the extreme budget end of the mobile device market. However, there is also evidence that the OEM is not willing to stop at this point of the cost-effective spectrum. This growing body of leaks point to a second, similar device currently known as the SM-A013.

This phone has been projected to launch as the Galaxy A01e. However, according to its new Bluetooth SIG certification, Samsung has come up with a new-ish name for the device: Galaxy A01 Core. This moniker resonates with that of One UI Core, the stripped-down form of Samsung's OS skin for its less powerful phones.

The now-clearly upcoming A01 Core may indeed be in need of the same: its leaks suggest that it has a markedly elderly MediaTek processor clocked at 1.5GHz and just 1GB of RAM, yet still runs Android 10. Its new documentation also indicates it gets an up-to-date Bluetooth standard, at least.

Not much else is known for sure about this impending device, although it is likely to have the same battery capacity as the Galaxy A01 proper. Therefore, tracking its progress until its starting price is revealed may be worthwhile indeed.

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The Galaxy A01 Core is Bluetooth 5.0-certified. (Source: Bluetooth SIG via NashvilleChatter)
The Galaxy A01 Core is Bluetooth 5.0-certified. (Source: Bluetooth SIG via NashvilleChatter)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-06-23 (Update: 2020-06-24)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.