Galaxy J2 Core, Samsung’s First Android Go Phone Receives Bluetooth Certification

Multiple variants of the Galaxy J2 Core, Samsung's first Android Go smartphone, have been certified by Bluetooth SIG.


Samsung’s upcoming Android One smartphone, the Galaxy J2 Core had recently received FCC and Wi-Fi certifications. The smartphone has now received Bluetooth certification as well, suggesting that it could be made official by Samsung very soon.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core: Bluetooth SIG Certification Received

No less than seven different variants of the Galaxy J2 Core have been certified by the Bluetooth SIG. These include the SM-J260F, SM-J260M, SM-J260Y, SM-J260F_DS, SM-J260G_DS, SM-J260M_DS, and SM-J260Y_DS. These variants are expected to be launched in various markets across South America, Asia, and Europe. While no key specifications have been revealed in the listing, it does confirm that all variants of the Galaxy J2 Core will support the Bluetooth 4.2 standard.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core: Rumored Specifications, Features

According to rumors, the Galaxy J2 Core will come with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. In terms of design, the leaked images of the handset had revealed that it will look similar to some of Samsung’s current entry-level models. The Galaxy J2 Core is expected to be powered by Samsung’s in-house developed Exynos 7570 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. In the memory department, Samsung’s first Android One smartphone is expected to include 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. For further expansion, the Galaxy J2 Core will have a microSD card slot as well.

When it comes to optics, the Galaxy J2 Core is rumored to feature an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. Keeping the lights on could be a 2600mAh capacity battery, about on par with most Android Go smartphones announced so far. As you would expect, the Galaxy J2 Core will not come with fast charging support. On the software front, Samsung’s first Android smartphone will be running on the Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) out of the box with the Samsung Experience UX layer running on top. That’s right. Unlike other Android Go smartphones announced so far, Samsung has decided to add its own custom Android skin on top on the Galaxy J2 Core. While some Samsung fans may not find this disappointing, those of you who were hoping to see the Galaxy J2 Core running stock Android will certainly be disappointed. Samsung’s Experience UX may be more refined compared to TouchWix from a few years back but it still isn’t anywhere near as fluid as stock Android. There is a good chance that the addition of Samsung Experience UX on top may have a slightly negative impact on the device’s overall performance, especially when compared to other Android Go smartphones running stock Android.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core: Expected Price in India

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is expected to be priced somewhere around the Rs.6,000 mark in India. We expect the smartphone to be launched in India soon after it is made official.