Samsung launches ‘Android Go’ budget smartphone in India

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New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Samsung India on Tuesday launched its first “Android Go” budget smartphone named “Galaxy J2 Core” in the country for Rs 6,190.

Android Oreo (Go) is essentially made for entry-level Android smartphones with less than 1GB RAM and hence uses less storage space, less memory and still functions smoothly.

“We are pleased to integrate industry-first smart memory management solutions that allow apps or content on the memory card. We are also partnering with Google in bringing the latest Android experience for entry-level smartphones with Android Oreo (Go Edition) on Galaxy ‘J2 Core’,” Sumit Walia, Director, Mobile business, Samsung India, said in a statement.

The smartphone features 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera and comes with a 5-inch display.

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The device is powered by Samsung’s proprietary Exynos processor that is especially tuned for Android Oreo (Go Edition), the company claimed.

The device comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 256GB via an external memory card.

“J2 COre” Android Go smartphone is available in gold, blue and black colours across all retail stores and Samsung’s e-shop website.

Originally announced at Google I/O 2017 annual developer conference, this OS is a toned down version of the latest Android Oreo OS which is currently present in high-end devices.

–IANS

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