Since the beginning of 2019, Samsung has been really aggressive in the smartphone market. To keep the prices of their devices low, they have changed their strategy entirely. Some say they are heavily inspired with the pricing strategy and the value for money devices like the Xiaomi phones. And that may well be true since we saw quite a battle of Samsung and Xiaomi when it comes to the lower and midrange phones.
In the Q1 of 2019, we saw a number of budget and mid-range phones and they don’t seem to be slowing down even in Q2. We have also seen the leaks and rumors of a fair number of A-series devices. And this time, one more device has been added to the list. Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is the handset, which recently surfaced online with a model number of SM-A260F. Going by the specs, A2 Core seems to be Samsung’s answer to Xiaomi’s Redmi Go.
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Overview
Samsung has already released phones with “Core” moniker like the Galaxy J2 Core and J4 Core. These devices carry the Android Go OS in their systems. And just like those devices, the Galaxy A2 Core will also come with Android Go software. Earlier Geekbench listings had shown the device to be running on Android 8.1 Oreo. But we hope the device will be on Android Pie on the unveiling event. Though, despite being an Android Go phone, the phone may not feature the stock version of the OS. We have already seen Samsung’s touch-ups on the J2 Core and J4 Core. And we can expect the same from the device.
Owing to the allegedly leaked image, the back of the device seems like Glossy Plastic, which we saw on Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20. But unlike those devices, the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core has a single camera at the back. A flash and a speaker lies well below the rear camera. The image also shows generous bezels on the device with Samsung’s branding on the chin.
Android Go phones are often blemished with low performing hardware, but in the case of Galaxy A2 Core, it seems otherwise. Geekbench listing showed that the phone will be powered with Exynos 7870 chipset paired with 1 GB RAM. If that’s true, then, it will definitely outperform the Xiaomi’s Redmi Go, which is Xiaomi’s first take on the Android Go ecosystem.
Release Date and Availability
So we are quite eager to see how the device turns out when it finally makes debut. Although we are not yet aware of the launch date of the device, the screen on the rendered image shows the date of March 22. So we can expect the device to go official around that date. The phone is expected to launch in India first, followed by its neighboring countries. So we might also see the device making its entrance in Nepal.
Also watch: Xiaomi redmi Go Review