Samsung reportedly testing Android Go powered smartphone for India and other regions

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 23 Jun 2018
Samsung reportedly testing Android Go powered smartphone for India and other regions

The company is said to be testing an entry-level smartphone running on Android Oreo (Go Edition) in India and some other countries.


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Samsung is reportedly testing a new handset that is powered by the Android Go operating system. As per a SamMobile report, it’s a low-cost device that runs on Android Go and it was earlier expected to be launched in India and some other markets like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. However, the company also could launch the device in some other markets like Europe, Latin America and Asia, where it is said to be currently under testing. 

An earlier report tipped that the Android Go powered Samsung phone with model number SM-J260G could be launched in India. Now, it is expected to be launched in Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam as well. Another variant of the device with model number SM-J260F could be introduced in United Kingdom, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, France, Uzbekistan, Caucasus Countries, Germany, and Poland, while the SM-J260M could be dedicated to Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay.

The smartphone was recently spotted on Geekbench with an unnamed quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, and running on Android 8.1 Oreo. In a trademark application, it was revealed that the device might be named Galaxy J2 Core. It’s speculated that Samsung is testing the waters for a stock Android-powered smartphone in other parts of the world, even though low-cost devices are launched mostly in India and a handful of other regions. In India, there are already Android Go powered smartphones to choose from. There’s the Nokia 1, Lava Z50, and the Micromax Bharat Go.

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