The Galaxy J2 Core was Samsung’s first Android Go phone and it was launched in mid-2018. Since then, we haven’t seen the South Korean smartphone giant launch any other Android Go device. Now, we’ve managed to spot a Geekbench listing of what could be an unannounced potential Android Go smartphone from Samsung.
The SM-A260F has appeared on Geekbench, running Android 8.1 and using the Exynos 7870 processor along with 1GB of RAM. This listing has appeared on Geekbench’s online database today. Whether or not this phone ends up being called the Galaxy A20 remains to be seen.
Samsung SM-A260F Specifications
The Samsung SM-A260F appears to be running Android 8.1. If this listing is of a genuine smartphone from Samsung, it could come featuring the 14nm Exynos 7870 processor with eight ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.6GHz and ARM Mali-T830 MP1 GPU. It has 1GB of RAM (listed as 810MB). Moreover, as you can notice, there’s ‘go’ mentioned in the phone listing’s motherboard section, pointing towards the phone running Android Go version of Android 8.1 Oreo. Nothing else is known about the phone as of now but we will report back as soon as we hear anything more about this unreleased phone.
Last year, Samsung had released the Galaxy J2 Core with a 5-inch PLS TFT screen (960×540 pixels), Corning Gorilla Glass, an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, the Exynos 7570 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, plastic build, microUSB 2.0 port, and a 2600mAh battery.
What is Android Go?
Android Go is a stripped-down version of Android that’s tailored for phones with low-end hardware. It can run pretty smoothly even on phones with 1GB RAM or less (even as low as 512MB). Android Go also comes with data saving features turned on by default and ‘Go’ versions of essential Android apps like Google, Google Assistant, Files, Gmail, and YouTube. Android Go running phones are targeted towards first-time smartphone converts who are willing to spend USD 100 or lower.
Right now, some of the Android Go phones available for purchase include the Alcatel 1X, Itel A22, Lava Z50, Lava Z61, Nokia 1, Micromax Bharat Go, Samsung Galaxy J2 Core, and the Xiaomi Redmi Go.