Samsung announces its first Android Go phone — the Galaxy J2 Core

Following some pretty in-depth leaks this past July, Samsung's officially taken the wraps off its first-ever Android Go phone. It's called the Galaxy J2 Core, and as expected, offers a barebones Android experience with a Samsung twist.

Similar to other Android Go phones, you won't find any groundbreaking specs under the hood. An Exynos 7570 and 1GB of RAM are present to keep things moving along, and in regards to battery life, a 2,600 mAh unit should offer, "long-lasting smartphone power from morning to night."

The display measures in at 5-inches and has a resolution of 540 x 960. There's 8GB of internal storage, an 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing one. Android Oreo (Go Edition) is present out of the box, and at this time, there's no word if it'll ever be updated to Android Pie (Go Edition).

You'll find all of the regular Go apps on the J2 Core, but since it's still a Samsung phone, elements of the company's custom software are here as well.

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is available for purchase starting today in India and Malaysia. There's currently no word on pricing, but it'll likely sell for $100 or less.

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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.