Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (Android Go) Specs and Price

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy J2 Core after so many rumors online. The company announced the Galaxy J2 Core – the company’s first device to run Android Go and is expected to go on sale today, August 24, 2018. The smartphone will be coming to India and Malaysia markets and from there spread across other places. For those wondering what Android Go mean, it is an optimized version of the Android OS which have been stripped down for lower-end smartphones. The Google apps found on Go devices are lightweight. This article will focus on the specifications, price, features and availability.

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core sports a 5.0-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (220 ppi) with 65.5 % screen-to-body ratio. The phone is powered by Quad-core Samsung Exynos 7570 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. There is Mali-T720 MP1 GPU to boost the overall graphical performance of the mobile. The Galaxy J2 Core does not have a fingerprint sensor to help users quickly unlock their phone using finger. Also, the handset lacks a Face Unlock functionality.

The Galaxy J2 Core features 1GB RAM with 8GB of internal storage and supports microSD card for memory expansion of up to 128GB. The mobile phone packs 8MP primary camera and 5MP front-facing camera for selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition), the device gets 2,600mAh Li-Ion removable battery and supports Dual SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm Audio Jack, FM Radio, 3G and 4G LTE. Sensors include Proximity sensor, and Accelerometer.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Price and Availability

It is expected to be sold around Rs. 7,690.00 as listed by Amazon India (approximately N39,777 in Nigerian currency). The pricing may vary depending on the deal you get.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Specifications


  • Brand: Samsung
  • Model: Galaxy J2 Core
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Custom UI: Android Go
  • Announced Globally: August 24, 2018 (Official)
  • Announced In Nigeria:
  • Colors: Golden
  • Dimension (height x width x thickness): 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 154 grams
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • RAM: 1GB RAM
  • Chipset: Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7570
  • CPU: Quad-core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53
  • GPU: Mali-T720 MP1


  • Screen Size: 5.0 inches
  • Resolution: 540 x 960 pixels (220 ppi)
  • Display Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 8MP camera
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 5MP camera


  • Internal Storage: Yes, 8GB
  • Card Slot: Yes, MicroSD
  • Expandable Memory: Yes, up to 128GB

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • Edge: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • USB Port: microUSB 2.0
  • NFC: No


  • Browser: HTML, HTML5, CSS 3

Tracking / Positioning

  • Tracking / Positioning: Yes, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio Jack: Yes, 3.5mm


  • Battery: Removable, 2600mAh
  • Battery Type: Li-Ion battery
  • Use Time:
  • Fast Charging:
  • Wireless Charging:

Other Features

  • Sensors: Proximity sensor, and Accelerometer
  • Face Unlock: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation:
  • Video streaming: Yes

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