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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core unveiled as the First Samsung Android Go Phone

Samsung launches its first Android Go phone in called the Samsung J2 Core. Check out the phone's full specifications, review, price and where to buy at the cheapest price online.

It feels like the unexpected has happened; Samsung launches its first Android Go phone in called the Samsung J2 Core. Most smartphone OEMs have taken turns to manufacturing smartphones with this economical Android OS, we would have almost guessed Samsung wouldn’t go in that direction.

However, in recent weeks, we’ve seen leaks of this Samsung Android Go phone which made the surprise toned down. Well, the phone is here for good, and it has most of its features are budget.

Find out these features as we step further in the article.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Quick Review!

The body build of Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is simply basic. Its back is finely furnished while its fore is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass of unspecified edition. As it stands, protection is served with this Gorilla Glass on top of the phone. Meanwhile, the phone weighs 154g and has a sleek thickness of 8.9mm.

Behind the phone’s screen, there’s the Samsung Exynos 7570 chipset with Quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 CPU. Graphics output on the device is handled by Mali-T720 GPU. And, the phone runs on the Android Oreo Go Edition out of box. This OS’s ultra-saving data mode allows a low consumption of data.

Meanwhile, a 1GB RAM sees to the efficient multitasking of the phone’s apps. A considerable amount of files can be stored on the 8GB internal storage which can be extended to 256GB with the use of a MicroSD card.

Decent images are captured by a rear 8MP camera as well as a front 5MP shooter. The rear camera records videos at a smooth resolution of 1080p@30fps, and it also has the bliss of a LED flash. Finally, it is powered by a removable and replaceable 2,600mAh Li-Ion battery.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Key Specs

Here are the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core key specifications…

Display 5.0-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 540 x 960 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
Processor Quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos Processor
Storage 8GB ROM + 1GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 256GB)
Camera 8MP Rear/5MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 2,600mAh
Price N36,000 – N40,000

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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Price and Availability

The Galaxy J2 Core launched August 2018, it is available in colors Black, Gold and Blue. You can order the phone from online shopping markets using any of the links below.

Galaxy J2 Core retails at $180 (₦36,000 – ₦40,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY SAMSUNG GALAXY J2 CORE or CHECK OUT MORE PHONES UNDER ₦40,000).

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
  • Processor: Quad-core Exynos 7570
  • GPU: Mali-T720 MP2
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Blue
  • Dimension: 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 154g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.0-inch, IPS capacitive touchscreen, 540 x 960 pixels (220 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass


  • Rear Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 5MP camera


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: –
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: –
  • Fingerprint Scanner: –
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 2,600mAh removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime: –

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