Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone launched in India for Rs. 6190

Samsung just launched the Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260), the company’s first Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone in India, after it was announced last week. It comes with 5-inch qHD TFT display, is powered by the Samsung’s own Exynos 7570 Quad-Core 14nm processor with 1GB of RAM. It packs a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core

It has Samsung’s Smart Manager delivers automatic RAM management that ensures the device has sufficient free memory and remains fast and optimized. Since it is a budget phone, it doesn’t come with Fingerprint sensor or Face Unlock. It has a 2600mAh battery on board.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core specifications

  • 5-inch (540 x 960 pixels) qHD TFT display
  • 1.4GHz Quad-Core Exynos 7570 14nm processor with Mali-T720 MP1 GPU
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
  • Dual SIM
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Dimensions:143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9mm; Weight: 154g
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS
  • 2600mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core comes in Gold, Blue and Black colors, is priced at Rs. 6,190 and is be available available across all retail stores and Samsung eShop from today, August 28th.

Commenting on the launch, Sumit Walia, Director, Mobile business, Samsung India, said:

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.

Sagar Kamdar, Director, Android Product Management, said:

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.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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