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Samsung Galaxy A2 Core may be cheaper than Galaxy J2 Core, price and specs leaked

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Samsung Galaxy A2 Core may be cheaper than Galaxy J2 Core, price and specs leaked

Samsung could soon announce the entry-level Galaxy A2 Core Android Go phone and a new report claims to have the key specifications of the device along with its price.

Samsung is bound to launch the Galaxy A2 Core any day now considering the speed at which the company has been announcing new smartphones. The Galaxy A2 Core is hardly a mystery as a few leaks last month revealed key specifications of the Android Go device. A few days ago, another report revealed what looks like official specs of the Galaxy A2 Core along with its pricing.

The latest leak comes via 91mobiles, which managed to get hold of the official specs sheet and the price of the Galaxy A2 Core. As per the screenshot, the Galaxy A2 Core will cost Rs 5,300 when it launches, which makes it cheaper than the Rs 6,000 launch price of the Galaxy J2 Core. The leaked price of the Galaxy A2 Core should put the device in a competitive position to take on the Redmi Go and Nokia 1 in India.

Unsurprisingly, the specs are in line with past reports that includes a 5-inch qHD (540x960) display with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio and a glossy plastic rear panel.

As per the spec sheet, the Galaxy A2 Core will sport a 5-inch qHD (540x960) display with a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio and a glossy plastic rear panel. It will be powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The handset should support storage expandability via a microSD card.

Notably, the Galaxy A2 Core will ship with Android Pie (Go edition) rather than Android Oreo (Go edition) as previously rumoured. This means you can expect some software optimisation improvements so that the device smoothly runs Go-based apps like Google Go, Maps Go, YouTube Go and Gmail Go, among others. Samsung will likely offer its own set of Samsung apps optimised for the Android Go device.

Samsung's entry level smartphone offers a 5MP f/1.9 rear camera and a 5MP f/2.2 front-facing camera. The phone houses a 2,600mAh battery and measures 141.5x70.9x9.1mm. Samsung will launch the Galaxy A2 Core in Red, Dark Grey and Blue colours as per the spec sheet. There is no word yet on when Samsung will announce the Galaxy A2 Core in India, but we expect it to happen soon.