Google recently confirmed that it will be using the Mobile World Congress platform in Barcelona next week to launch new devices running Android Go — the stripped-down variant of its Android mobile operating system.
While many manufacturers are said to be working on an Android Go device, the latest leak suggests that the first Android Go device to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress could be General Mobile’s GM 8 Go. The phone’s images have been leaked online, revealing some of the key specifications.
According to the report, the phone, which is said to be made out of plastic, will come with a 5.03-inch HD+ display with screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio, which roughly translates to a pixel density of 320ppi.
Under the hood, the device will be powered by MediaTek 6739 processor, along with just 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It is not yet known if there’s a microSD card slot for allowing users to expand the phone’s storage capacity.
The leak also suggests that the phone will come equipped with a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. In addition, the device will have a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the back panel. It is expected to feature the usual set of connectivity options and will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) operating system. It is powered by a 3,500mAh battery.
Earlier this year, India-based Micromax revealed its first Android Go phone — the Bharat Go. However, the company has not yet revealed the phone’s specifications or images. The phone was supposed to launch in India by the end of January 2018 but it has not been launched yet.
Apart from this, Nokia is also expected to launch its Android Oreo (Go Edition) phone at the MWC 2018 — Nokia 1. Recently, the phone’s press renders were leaked, revealing two color variants — Indigo and Bright Red. It is also said to come with 18:9 aspect ratio display, 1GB RAM and 8GB of onboard storage.