Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Android Go Smartphone Full Specifications Leaked, Expected to Launch Soon


Samsung’s first Android (Go edition) smartphone, the Galaxy A2 Core has been showing up on the rumor mill for quite some time. Now, in the latest leak by SlashLeaks, we get to take a wholesome look at its specs-sheet. A few days ago, the renders of the Galaxy A2 Core also made their way to the leaks town. The Android Go-powered phone reportedly packs a 5-inch display and features an Exynos 7870 SoC under the hood.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Complete Specifications Leaked

According to the latest leak, the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core has a model number SM-A260F, which is the same model number that was spotted on Geekbench earlier but was speculated to belong to the Galaxy A20. The latest leak reveals that the Galaxy A2 Core packs a 5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor clubbed with 1GB of RAM. The phone is reported to come with 8GB of internal storage with microSD card slot for further expansion. It is expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) out-of-the-box.

In the imaging department, the phone is said to have a 5MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture. There is no info about the front camera. As for connectivity support, the phone is tipped to support dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, Micro-USB port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio, and GPS/ A-GPS. A 2,600mAh battery is expected to complete the package. The phone may measure 141.6x71x9.1mm and weigh 142 grams.

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Samsung Galaxy A2 Core User Manual Also Surfaced On The Internet

Samsung itself published the user manual of the Galaxy A2 Core confirming the microSD card slot onboard. It also shows the design of the Galaxy A2 Core via schematic, which conforms to the renders that were leaked earlier. Design-wise, the Galaxy A2 Core looks pretty conventional with bezels on top and bottom of the screen. In the user manual, Samsung has named its model numbers as SM-A260F, SM-A260F/DS, and SM-A260G/DS. All these three model numbers seem to be of global variants with Single-SIM and dual-SIM support.

Being an Android (Go edition) smartphone, the Galaxy A2 Core will come pre-loaded with a slew of lighter Google apps such as Maps Go, Gmail Go, Google Go, Google Assistant Go, and more. The launch date of the Galaxy A2 Core has not been revealed yet, but we can expect the phone to debut soon as the user manual has already gone official.

It will be rivaling Xiaomi’s Redmi Go smartphone that also ships with Android Pie (Go edition) OS. We can expect Samsung to also launch the Galaxy A2 Core under 5K price bracket in India. What’s your opinion on the Galaxy A2 Core? Do you think it will give a solid competition to Xiaomi’s Redmi Go? Share your thoughts in the comments below.