Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Launched in India with 5-inch qHD Display, Android 9 (Go Edition): Price, Features


Just a few days ago, the price of Samsung’s upcoming Android Go smartphone had leaked. It was also insinuated that its launch in India would take place soon. The reports seem to stand true as the phone now seems to be available for purchase. Mahesh Telecom, a well-known Mumbai-based smartphone retailer reports that the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core is now available for purchase. The phone has indeed been priced at INR 5,290, making it about INR 1,000 cheaper than its predecessor – the Galaxy J2 Core – at launch.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Specifications

The Galaxy A2 Core follows in the footsteps of other Android Go smartphones by offering the bare minimum specs one would need. This includes a 5-inch qHD LCD screen with a 960 x 540 pixel resolution. We know that the phone bears a plastic build and measures 141.5 x 70.9 x 9.1mm. Understandably, there are sizeable bezels around this screen, with a selfie camera, earpiece and proximity sensor located above, and a Samsung moniker printed below the screen. The bottom of the phone houses an earphone jack and a microUSB charging port. The back is where you will find the primary camera, LED flash and loudspeaker.

Powering this phone is a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 which has been paired with 1GB of RAM. The phone is said to offer 16GB of storage which can be further expanded with the use of a microSD card. For software, the phone will run Android 9.0 Pie Go Edition. A previously published user manual for this phone mentioned that it will come with a plethora of Go Edition Google apps such as Maps Go, Google Assistant Go, and Gmail Go.

Both the front and rear cameras of this phone use 5MP resolution sensors. As for the battery, the Galaxy A2 core gets a 2,600mAh cell. This is a 4G LTE dual-SIM capable smartphone that also supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS and FM Radio.

At its current pricing, the Galaxy A2 Core faces immense competition from other Android Go Smartphones including Xiaomi’s Redmi Go and HMD Global’s Nokia 1. The Redmi Go can be found for INR 4,499, while the Nokia 1 can be bought for less than INR 4,000 these days.