Although Samsung's efforts at the moment seem to be focused on promoting the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phablet, part of the goal may also be to develop an Android Go smartphone. The device has been leaked and rumored several times in recent weeks, but the intensity of the telephone is increasing as the launch date approaches or when new developments take place. This time another proof appeared on the web to indicate that there is actually a Samsung device with Android.
As noted by Sammobile (shared by Android Police), the device firmware is leaked and is also called the lite version of some of the original applications of Samsung, including the "Samsung Internet Go". The application is the lighter version of the Samsung internet browser and, as expected, some functions are missing.
It is said that the application uses the Android WebView platform to display the content. Therefore, the application could weigh less than 17 MB compared to the 80 MB of the application to fully share. Unfortunately, browser extensions are not supported. It also lacks the night mode or the Samsung Cloud Sync function.
Although there is no confirmation when we will see the Samsung Go Android smartphone on the shelves, Sammmobile states that since the firmware was published online, the maker of the handset may be about to launch the device.
The smartphone can carry the nickname Galaxy J2 Core. Key features include the 5-inch Super AMOLED display, the Exynos 7570 processor, 1GB RAM, the 5-megapixel front camera, the 8-megapixel rear camera, the 8 GB built-in storage and the 2600 mAh -battery. According to the specifications, it can be expected that it is a budget offer from the company, probably in competition with Motorola, Nokia and perhaps the Xiaomi Mi A2.
It is also possible that Samsung starts the Galaxy J2 Core at its IFA 2018 conference. The company has already sent invitations for the event that will take place later this month.