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Samsung Galaxy A2 Core With Android Pie (Go Edition) Launched in India


Samsung Galaxy A2 Core has been launched in India. The new entry-level Samsung smartphone runs Android Pie (Go Edition) and appears to be the successor to Samsung Galaxy J2 Core that was launched back in August last year. As for the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core packs a 5-inch qHD display and is powered by an Exynos SoC paired with a paltry 1GB of RAM. The camera setup is also nothing worth talking home about, with a single 5-megapixel camera on the front as well as rear. Notably, the company has yet to make an official announcement about either the smartphone or its launch in India.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core price in India, release date
The Samsung Galaxy A2 Core price in India has been set at Rs. 5,290, Ranjivjit Singh, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Samsung India told IANS. It is now available from offline stores, according to established retailer Mahesh Telecom. There is no word from Samsung India regarding the smartphone’s availability from online channels in the country. We have reached out to Samsung and will update the story with more information when we hear back.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core specifications (reported)
As per the specifications mentioned on the Galaxy A2 Core marketing image shared by Mahesh Telecom, the entry-level Samsung offering will pack a 5-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display, The affordable smartphone is powered the octa-core Exynos 7870 SoC paired with just 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. As mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core runs Android Pie (Go edition) and draws power from a 2,600mAh battery. In the imaging department, the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core comes equipped with a single 5-megapixel rear camera as well as a 5-megapixel front camera.

That’s it for the specifications shared by Mahesh Telecom, however, more specifications were tipped earlier. As per an extensive leak which arrived last month, the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core’s connectivity suite will include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core are reportedly 141.6x71x9.1mm and it tips the scales at 142 grams. 8GB of inbuilt storage was also listed in the leak, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). We can expect Samsung to have brought forward this storage expandability to the 16GB inbuilt storage model launched that’s reportedly been launched in India.

Since the device runs Android Pie (Go Edition), it will come pre-installed with a host of Android Go-optimised apps such as Google Assistant Go and Maps Go to name a few. As per another leak, the Samsung offering comes in Blue and Black colour options. Additionally, a leaked user manual revealed that the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core will be launched in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants, but it is not clear which version has made it to the Indian market – though we can expect the dual-SIM variant to have made its way into the country based on past Samsung launches.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core


Release date April 2019
Form factor Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh) 2600


Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 540×960 pixels
Aspect ratio 16:9


Processor octa-core
Processor make Samsung Exynos 7870
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD


Rear camera 5-megapixel
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel


Operating system Android 9.0 Pie (Go edition)


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes
Micro-USB Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes


Accelerometer Yes