Just a few days ago it was revealed that Samsung was testing its first Android Go smartphone
in a number of countries across the globe, although not much was known about the device at the time. Thanks to a newly-leaked spec sheet, however, this changes today.
Confirming previous details, the new device that goes by the model number SM-J260 will offer 1GB of RAM and a quad-core Exynos 7570 processor – this could be a slightly modified version designed to run on Android Go devices specifically. In addition to this, it's now confirmed that 16GB of internal storage is present and will presumably be expandable via microSD. Furthermore, in regards to the camera setup, a rear 8-megapixel camera is included along with a respectable 5-megapixel sensor up front. Now, when it comes to the external aspect, Samsung will once again be using an AMOLED display for the smartphone, with this one sitting at 5-inches in size. This will then be powered by a 2,600mAh battery and backed by Android 8.1
Oreo, falling in line with the Android Go
Currently, it’s worth noting that these specs are listed as belonging to the SM-J260F variant of the smartphone that is being tested in numerous European markets at the moment. When it comes to the SM-J260G and SM-J260M models, however, it remains unclear if these will differ slightly or not. In either case, though, it shouldn’t be too long before the South Korean giant officially announces the smartphone
Unlike most of Samsung’s entry-level Android devices that make use of the heavily customized Samsung Experience UI, this new device looks set to ship with a stripped back version of stock Android 8.1 Oreo. If accurate, this could mean significant improvements to performance and could pave the way for more stock Android phones from Samsung
in the future.