The Galaxy J2 Core was Samsung’s first phone from the Android Go series to launch back in August this year. It featured a 5″ qHD display, 1GB RAM, Exynos 7570 chipset, 8GB expandable storage, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and was priced at INR 6190 (~$100) in India.
Samsung has now announced its second offering of the Android Go series in the form of Galaxy J4 Core, which will also run on Android Oreo (Go Edition) that promises fast speeds despite the small RAM these phones tend to feature.
Compared to its predecessor, the J4 Core especially catches the eye because of its relatively huge 6″ screen size. To the uninitiated, it’s worth noting that Android Go phones are largely aimed at emerging markets that are price sensitive.
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Let’s take a detailed look at the phone’s technical specifications to ascertain what Samsung has in store for us and whether it’s worth the consideration if you’re looking to buy a low budget phone.
- 6-inch 18.5:9 HD+ IPS LCD screen
- 1.4GHz Exynos 7570 Quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB ROM
- Support microSD slot
- 8MP rear camera
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
- 3300mAh battery
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- Over 100 Android 9 Pie (Go edition) devices to be released by end of 2018
Price and Release date
- Release date unknown
- Availability expected in the second half of November
- May cost in the range of $150 with minor variations depending on the region
Although we don’t have an official word about the price, date of availability or the launch markets yet, the Samsung Galaxy J4 Core is expected to follow the footsteps of Galaxy J2 core and head to the Indian and Malaysian markets along with other regions across Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.
Since the phone is clearly aimed at big-screen enthusiasts, expect a bigger price tag of around $150 for Samsung’s latest Android Go offering.
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Things to know
Big Screen Bonanza
The Galaxy J4 Core comes with a huge 6-inch HD+ notch-less screen. This is unheard of in Android Go devices that are known to be budget phones.
So, if you’re looking for a big-screen phone at a relatively low price, then the Galaxy J4 Core is definitely worth a look in. With its HD+ display, you can be assured of great video quality when in the mood for entertainment.
Power of Android Go
Android Go is a lighter version of regular Android, specially optimized to run on entry-level smartphones such as the Galaxy J4 Core that come with less flattering hardware. However, it’s by no means a pushover as the power of Android Go enables up to 15% faster app-loading times compared to Android 7 Nougat, up to 1.5x longer Youtube playback, the ability to store apps/content directly on your memory card and more!
Google’s apps like Gmail Go, Gboard Go, Google Assistant Go, Google Maps Go, and the like consume up to 50% less space to work very well with Android Go devices. Also, many other App makers are now following Google’s “Building for Billions” guidelines to come up with apps that are significantly lighter and would do well on such devices.