Samsung Galaxy J2 Core announced with Android Oreo (Go edition) in India

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Samsung India today announced its new Galaxy J series smartphone Galaxy J2 Core that comes with Android Oreo Go edition out of the box. The device is priced at Rs. 6,190 (Around $88) and will be available in the country across all retail stores and Samsung eShop online starting from August 28th. This budget phone doesn't have any fingerprint scanner but comes with basic features such as Samsung’s Smart Manager that comes with efficient RAM management and has a 2600mAh battery for a good backup since it has a 5-inch display. Let's checkout the other specifications of the device in this article next.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core

“Galaxy J2 Core reiterates Samsung’s commitment towards meaningful innovations that delight our customers. We are pleased to integrate industry-first smart memory management solutions that allow apps or content on the memory card. We are also pleased to partner with Google in bringing the latest Android experience for entry-level smartphones with Oreo (Go Edition) on Galaxy J2 Core. This approach eradicates current consumer pain points by opening apps 15% faster, delivering 2X storage out of the box, and allowing consumers to stream content for up to 11 hours on YouTube Go. This is indicative of Samsung’s commitment to a digitally enabled India by allowing our customers to Go Faster & Go Longer,” said Sumit Walia, Director, Mobile business, Samsung India.

“Android’s mission has always been to bring the power of computing to everyone, and part of that is ensuring a great experience across a broad range of devices. Android Oreo (Go edition) is specifically optimized to bring the magic of Google and Android to entry level smartphones, and we are excited to see Samsung take a big next step on that mission by launching the J2 Core,” said Sagar Kamdar, Director, Android Product Management.

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core features a 5-inch qHD TFT display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution and is powered by a 1.4GHz Quad-Core Exynos 7570 14nm processor with Mali-T720 MP1 GPU. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable storage up to 256GB with the help of a microSD card. It runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) out of the box and supports Dual SIMs. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. It has a 2600mAh battery and supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack connectivity options and FM Radio support as well. It measures 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9mm and weights 154 grams.