Samsung’s second Android Go phone, the Galaxy A2 Core, gets FCC certification

“Samsung’s second Android Go device has received certifications from a couple of agencies recently”

Samsung has been very active in the mid to high-end smartphone segments this year. Now it looks like the brand is planning to release a budget smartphone soon as well. Notably, last week, renders of Samsung’s upcoming offering in this segment, allegedly called the Galaxy A2 Core, were leaked on the interwebs. Also, the device was spotted on Wi-Fi Alliance’s website with the model number A260F. Now the same phone has been certified by FCC in the US, which suggests toward the handset’s imminent release. 

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The Galaxy A2 Core has been registered at the FCC with the model number A260G. The phone seems to run Android Oreo. Unfortunately, no other details about the device have been leaked by the FCC certification. However, the leaked image shared by @evleaks last week shows a design akin to Samsung’s first Android Go device — the Galaxy J2 Core. The new handset will mostly come with a polycarbonate body, featuring a single rear and front shooter, and ditch a fingerprint reader.   

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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core

As far as specifications are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core was recently spotted on the benchmarking platform Geekbench. According to the listing, the device will feature an Exynos 7870 SoC paired with 1GB RAM.

Samsung hasn’t revealed an official launch date for the Galaxy A2 Core at the moment. However, since the smartphone has received certification from a handful of certification agencies, its launch seems imminent. Notably, the news of Samsung’s new Android Go handset came at a time when we heard that Xiaomi India is about to announce its first offering in this segment soon.  

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870 | 1 GBProcessor
5.0 inches Display
5 MPRear camera
5 MPSelfie camera
2600 mAh Battery