Samsung's Android Go smartphone visits the FCC, launch could be imminent1
In actual fact, four different variants have been certified, these being the SM-J260G, SM-J260G/DS, SM-J260Y, and SM-J260Y/DS. As is common with FCC certifications, no major details are revealed other than the various LTE bands that the smartphones support and the fact that a microSD card slot will be included. However, it’s worth noting that the model numbers do also suggest dual-SIM variants are in the works. In terms of what can be expected from Samsung’s first Android Go device, the company will once again make use of an AMOLED display that sits at 5-inches in size. Also, on the spec front, the quad-core Exynos 7570 processor will make an appearance alongside 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Interestingly, though, unlike every other Android Go smartphone which is available on the market, Samsung’s alternative will not ship with stock Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box. Instead, it will make use of the Samsung Experience custom overlay.
At this moment in time, the South Korean giant is yet to reveal what plans it has for its next entry-level offering, although it’s currently set to be sold under the Galaxy J2 Core name. Moreover, considering the new FCC certification, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the device launch by the end of this summer, perhaps just after Samsung takes the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 9.