Samsung Galaxy J2 Core with Android Go receives Bluetooth certification1
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Less than a week after Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone received its FCC certifications, the Galaxy J2 Core is back, although this time it’s just been certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.
Confirming the existence of at least seven different variants, the SM-J260F, SM-J260M, SM-J260Y, SM-J260F_DS, SM-J260G_DS, SM-J260M_DS, and SM-J260Y_DS have all been certified, with the first three offerings set to be single-SIM devices and the remaining ones expected to offer dual-SIM capabilities. Aside from the SIM card support, it’s unclear what exactly differentiates each variant, although it could be related to the different LTE bands that each smartphone supports. After all, each region looks set to receive a different model – the SM-J260F models have been tested in Europe, Latin America has received the SM-J260M, North America looks set to gain access to the SM-J260Y, and the SM-J260G could be on its way to Asia.
Regardless of these details, all variants are expected to include the same overall specifications. This means the quad-core Exynos 7570 is to be coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, but this will be expandable via microSD. Moreover, those who purchase the smartphone will also gain access to an 8-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing 5-megapixel selfie sensor, which will sit above the 5-inch AMOLED display. Also, on the software side of things, the Go Edition of Android 8.1 Oreo will come pre-installed straight out of the box with the Samsung Experience custom overlay on top.
Currently, the South Korean brand is yet to confirm when its first Android Go will become official – the company is seemingly focusing its efforts on the launch of its next flagship – but when it does, consumers should expect a price tag of around $100.