Samsung’s Android Go phone is coming up on the radar for quite some time. Our most recent meeting with it was when it got green lights at the Wi-Fi certification website. Today, the handset has passed the FCC giving us more strong hints that it’s launching in the US. That doesn’t mean that it won’t launch elsewhere. As a matter of fact, the pocket-friendly phone is being tested across the globe.
As for the FCC, there are four variants that are getting the go ahead. Those are – SM-J260G, SM-J260G/DS, SM-J260Y, and SM-J260Y/DS. As usual, there isn’t any juicy information in FCC documents other than the fact that it will be a dual SIM device. There are also details about LTE bands which isn’t what we want to look at during this stage of the handset. However, recent encounters have left us with big chunks of information on the specifications and the design of Sammy’s first Android Go phone.
It will sport a 5.0-inch screen and rock an Exynos 7570 chip with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. What is bizarre is that Samsung’s Android Go phone will not be running Android Go, as per reports. Instead, it will run Samsung’s Experience custom overlay.
We’re also aware that the handset will be marketed with the Galaxy J2 Core moniker. There are still no launch dates but we could see the device at IFA 2018 or even a separate launch event before the trade show.