We've been hearing about a rumored Android Go phone from Samsung for a while now, and alleged pictures even leaked last month. Samsung just officially announced the Galaxy J2 Core, the company's first phone running Android Go.

The specifications are... not great. The 5-inch TFT screen has a resolution of 540x960, and the Exynos 7570 processor is over two years old at this point. The battery isn't particularly large either. The software is based on Android Go, but it still has Samsung's usual system skin and custom apps.


Display 5.0" TFT, 540 x 960
Processor Exynos 7570
Cameras Rear 8MP F2.2, front 5MP F2.2
Dimensions 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9mm, (154g)
Storage 8GB with microSD expansion
Software Android 8.1 Go Edition
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth® v 4.2, microUSB, Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou*)

Samsung says the phone will go on sale in Malaysia and India on August 24 (today), with more countries coming later. It's currently listed as ₹7,690.00 ($110 approx.) on Amazon India, which is similar in price to the Xiaomi Redmi 5A on Flipkart (₹6,999), but that phone has a larger battery and three times the RAM.