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Samsung’s Next Android Go Smartphone Revealed

A leaked press render has unveiled Samsung’s next Android Go smartphone. The Galaxy A2 Core will be the first Android Go phone in the Galaxy A series. The device has already been listed in the support section of company’s website. The leaked render shows the date as March 22 on the lovk screen, thus one can expect it to go official by then. 

From the front, the Galaxy A2 Core looks pretty similar to the Galaxy J2 Core, big bezels with the Samsung logo included. The rear is a bit different, with the camera module shifted to the top left like many recent budget and mid-range Samsung phones and a speaker grill just below. We also know basic Galaxy A2 Core specs thanks to its appearance on the Geekbench website last month: It has 1GB of RAM and is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7870 chipset.

The Geekbench listing had the Galaxy A2 Core running Android 8.1 Oreo, and while we hope Samsung launches the device with Android Pie out of the box, we wouldn’t hold our breath. And yes, like Samsung’s previous Android Go phones, the Galaxy A2 Core doesn’t come with stock Android. It will have drastically lower functionality compared to standard Galaxy smartphones, though.

We can expect the Galaxy A2 Core to be launched in India and some of the neighboring markets. South Africa should be on the list as well, as the country’s local Samsung website has support pages for the website.