“The Galaxy J4 Core is Samsung’s second Android Go smartphone after Galaxy J2 Core”
Losing its edge in the budget phone segment to the likes of Xiaomi, Samsung is all set to launch its second Android Go based smartphone. Called Galaxy J4 Core, the smartphone was recently spotted in a Brazilian online store, giving rise to speculations that the handset is set to hit the market. The brand’d first Android Go phone, Galaxy J2 Core, didn’t quite usher the success that Samsung was hoping for. Now with Galaxy J4 Core Samsung is upping the spec sheet and are offering a taller 6-inch HD+ display with decent 720 x 1,480 pixel resolution. The bezels are slim all around and the phone offers an aspect ratio of 18:9.
Apart from this, the Galaxy J4 Core comes powered by an entry-level quad-core chipset coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. Plus, it allows you to increase the internal storage up to 256GB via a microSD card. It supports dual-SIM cards and has a decent camera setup as well. While on the rear side there’s an 8MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture, J4 Core features a 5MP front-facing sensor with LED flash for taking selfies. The listing details a 3,300mAh battery on the phone with support for fast charging over microUSB, which is interesting.
One could argue that the internals are quite basic and as to what kind of performance is achievable with 1GB of RAM. But that’s where Android Go helps. Samsung Galaxy J4 Core runs on Google’s lightweight UI, which is designed in a way that it provides optimal performance without taking out much from the device. It comes loaded with stripped down Go edition apps like Google Go, YouTube Go, Gmail Go and others that work smoothly on phones with low memory and internal storage, so you don’t loose out on any work.
According to the online store, the smartphone will come in Blue, Black and Copper colours. However, there is no word yet on the Galaxy J4 Core price and release date.