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New Samsung Galaxy J2 Core, features, price and technical sheet

23 mayo, 2021

Samsung’s J series does not stand out for being overloaded with specifications and if we talk about the J2 the bar is reduced to the essential minimum. After the Galaxy J2 2017 presented last year, Samsung is back with the Galaxy J2 Core, the South Koreans’ first foray into Android Go.

It is an entry-level mobile focused on India and Malaysia but could reach more markets later. It will be released with Android Oreo (Go Edition) and not Android Pie Go and its specs are a bit the mix resulting from joining the J2 2017 and the J2 2018 Pro: fairly fair.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core data sheet

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core


5 “TFT with 540 x 960 resolution

Dimensions and weight

143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9mm, 154g


Exynos 7570


1 GB


8 GB


Rear: 8MP F2.2

Front: 5MP F2.2


Android Oreo (Go Edition)


2,600 mAh


Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth® v 4.2, USB 2.0, GPS.

The most basic of the basics


The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is a full-fledged entry-end phone, although South Koreans have taken the opportunity to, within budget, make some design updates. For example, physical start button disappears and the navigation moves to the screen.

In this case, the disappearance of the start button has no further consequences since it did not have a fingerprint reader and neither does it now, so that extra space is used to add the company logo, which in previous J2 was shown above. Otherwise, edges and screen remain very much in line with the previous Galaxy J2, with five inches and qHD resolution.

The power comes from the Exynos 7570 which is about to turn two years which is complemented by the 1 GB RAM, the maximum allowed to use Android Go. There is no excess disk space, only 8 GB, although at least being Android Go the operating system will steal less of that available space (and it also supports an SD memory card).

Few surprises in terms of camerasWell, we are facing an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera, both with f / 2.2 aperture, a combination that does not stand out but is not bad either. The battery, of 2,600 mAh, it should be enough to last all day.

Versions, prices Samsung Galaxy J2 Core

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core goes on sale immediately in India and Malaysia, and will later be rolled out to other markets to be determined, but it is known that it will reach the United Kingdom, Russia, France and other countries. We only know the version in gold color, although there may be more.

As to prices, There is no confirmed price although it is estimated that it should be around 7,000 Indian rupees, which is 86 euros at the exchange. When we know the official figure we will update this article.

Via | Samsung
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