“The Galaxy A2 Core is expected to be Samsung’s new entry-level smartphone”
Other than updating the lineup of its mid-range Galaxy A Series, Samsung also seems to be working on a new entry-level smartphone. The chaebol is likely to roll out Galaxy A2 Core shortly. The handset – expected to be the successor to last year’s Galaxy J2 Core – been doing the rounds on the internet quite a bit lately. Most recently, it was spotted on FCC certification site in the US bearing the model number A260G. Now, alleged Galaxy A2 Core specifications have been leaked online, revealing almost everything about the upcoming smartphone.
As expected, the Galaxy A2 Core will come preloaded with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) to take care of the software side of things. The specifications, according to the leak, is pretty basic – nothing compared to modern times. The handset is said to sport a 5-inch TFT display with qHD (540 x 960p) resolutions, 2,600mAh battery, and a 5-megapixel (f/2.9) rear camera with LED flash. Connectivity options are tipped to be 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, and FM Radio.
The leak hasn’t spilled the beans on chipset and RAM, but previous rumours suggest Galaxy A2 Core could be driven by Exynos 7870 SoC paired with 1GB RAM. The renders of the phone suggest that it’ll miss out on a fingerprint sensor, forcing users to rely on a pattern or pin for security. The price and availability of Galaxy A2 Core haven’t been revealed yet, but we can tell you it’ll be an entry-level offering priced somewhere around Rs 5,000.
|Octa Core, 1.6 GHz|
|Samsung Exynos 7 Octa|
|1 GB RAM|
|5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
|540x960 px, 220 PPI|
|PLS TFT LCD|
|5 MP Primary Camera|
|5 MP Front Camera|