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Samsung launches its first Android Go smartphone in India

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based Android Go OS. The smartphone is powered by in-house Exynos processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage.

tech Updated: Aug 29, 2018 13:16 IST
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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core comes in three colour options of gold, blue and black.(Samsung)

Samsung India on Tuesday launched its first “Android Go” budget smartphone in India. Galaxy J2 Core is priced at Rs 6,190, and it is available across retail stores and the Samsung’s e-store online.

Android Oreo (Go) is essentially made for entry-level Android smartphones with less than 1GB RAM and hence uses less storage space, less memory and still functions smoothly. Originally announced at Google I/O 2017 annual developer conference, this OS is a toned down version of the latest Android Oreo OS which is currently present in high-end devices.

“We are pleased to integrate industry-first smart memory management solutions that allow apps or content on the memory card. We are also partnering with Google in bringing the latest Android experience for entry-level smartphones with Android Oreo (Go Edition) on Galaxy ‘J2 Core’,” Sumit Walia, Director, Mobile business, Samsung India, said in a statement.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core specifications

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core features a 5-inch LCD display with in-house Exynos quad-core processor running under its hood. The smartphone features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.

Galaxy J2 Core comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 256GB via an external memory card.

Connectivity options on the Galaxy J2 Core include dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi and a 3.5mm audio jack. Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 2,600mAh battery. The smartphone is available in three colour options of gold, blue and black.

First Published: Aug 29, 2018 13:15 IST