Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Gets Bluetooth Certification, Launch Imminent
Samsung has changed its strategy for smartphones drastically in the year 2019. It was earlier known for launching devices with humble specifications at a ludicrous price tag. The latest Galaxy M and Galaxy A series showcase this change perfectly. The company, in a bid to compete with the increasing stronghold of Chinese smartphone OEMs in countries like India, has been very aggressive lately with their handsets. A few days ago, a leaked image revealed that it is working on an Android Go smartphone, purportedly the Galaxy A2 Core. Fresh leak reveals that it has been granted Bluetooth certification which suggests the launch of the device is imminent.
Smartphones under the Android Go initiative generally offer low-end specifications and usually have 1GB or less of RAM. A lighter version of the Android Operating System is installed on the devices which ensures that they last longer and run smoother for a longer period of time.
Galaxy A2 Core
The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core will be the second Android Go device from the company, the first one being the Galaxy J2 Core. A few days ago, a known tipster leaked the images of the device. The Bluetooth certification listing reveals a few model numbers of the smartphone on the official website of the Bluetooth certification organization. Model numbers mentioned in the listing were SM-A260F, SM-A260F_DS, SM-A260G, and SM-A260G_DS; which insinuates different variants of the upcoming Galaxy A2 Core in global markets. The listing confirms the smartphone will support Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (LE).
While the leak doesn’t mention any specifications of the Galaxy A2 Core, a recent listing on CPU benchmarking website Geekbench revealed key specifications of the Galaxy A2 Core. The device runs Android 8.1 Oreo Go edition out of the box and is expected to feature Samsung’s Experience UI on top.
The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core runs on the 14nm Exynos 7870 SoC. The chipset has an Octa-core CPU and Mali-T830 MP1 GPU. The smartphone will have 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. The leaked listing suggests that the smartphone may be on its way to the retail market soon. Given Samsung’s aggressive stance on pricing lately, the expected price of the smartphone is Rs. 5,990.