Last month, we reported spotting an A-series smartphone from Samsung on Geekbench. The benchmark revealed that this would be the next Android Go smartphone from Samsung. While the listing also confirmed the phone’s model number (SM-A260F), we did not know what the phone would officially be called, until now. A press render for the phone has been shared by the infamous leakster Even Blass over on Twitter, that not only reveals what the phone looks like but also what it is called.
Samsung will name its next Android Go smartphone the Galaxy A2 Core. This naming scheme is in line with the first Android Go phone from Samsung, the Galaxy J2 Core. The J2 Core was launched late last year for INR 5,990 and was offered in Gold, Black and Blue color options. From what we can gather from the leaked rendering, the Galaxy A2 Core will be offered in at least two color options, namely Black and Blue. The exact pricing for this phone is yet to be determined.
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Expected Specifications
Considering the Galaxy A2 Core is an entry-grade Android Go smartphone, we must set our expectations accordingly. Leaks in the past have suggested the phone will be powered by a 14nm Exynos 7870 processor with eight ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.6GHz and ARM Mali-T830 MP1 GPU. As is the case with Android Go smartphone, the phone will feature just 1GB of RAM. The previously mentioned Geekbench listing had the phone running Android 8.0 Oreo Go Edition. However, Samsung has since released the Android 9.0 Pie Go Edition, so we hope the phone gets this version of the software out of the box.
According to the leaked renders, the Galaxy A2 Core has a lot in common with the Galaxy J2 Core in terms of exterior design. While the selfie camera position has been shifted from the right to the left od the earpiece, the rest of the front looks the same. As such, it is possible the Galaxy A2 Core will feature a 5-inch PLS TFT screen with a resolution of 960×540 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9 just like its predecessor.
The back of the phone also shifts the rear camera from the center to the top left. A rear-firing loudspeaker sits just underneath. The phone is likely making use of a polycarbonate body. A power button and volume rockers can be seen across the phone’s right edge. The bottom seems to contain a headphone jack and a charging port. Basic connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, and a dedicated microSD card slot should be provided as well.