We are very close to the launch of Samsung’s first smartphone with Android Go installed. After appearing in several leaks and getting some certifications, the handset has just been certified by Bluetooth SIG, a clear sign that its launch is imminent. Unfortunately, the phone is not identified by its real name on Bluetooth SIG’s listing, but we can see its model numbers which are similar to the ones previously leaked for the Android Go device. The model numbers appeared at Bluetooth SIG are SM-J260F, SM-J260M, SM-J260Y, SM-J260F_DS, SM-J260G_DS, SM-J260M_DS, and SM-J260Y_DS.
The model numbers refer to different variants which will be launched in different countries including the ones in South America, Asia, and Europe. The “DS” variant are the ones with a dual SIM slot. According to Bluetooth SIG, Samsung’s Android Go device supports the Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, but unfortunately, no other details have been revealed about its specs sheet. Previous rumors and leaks have revealed that this cheap device will come with a 5-inch display sporting the AMOLED technology and an above-HD resolution, as well as a classic 16:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is expected to have a quad-core Samsung Exynos 7570 chipset with a max frequency of 1.4 GHz.
Android Go will be based on Android 8.1 Oreo and despite being an enlightened version of the operating system it should still include Samsung Experience UI, or at least this is what the latest leaks suggested. It should be launched as the Galaxy J2 Core Android Go Edition, but there is no official confirmation about its name and neither about its official announcement date. According to rumors, it will be announced alongside the Galaxy Note 9 in the first half of August. Given that it will have Android Go on board, expect it to be sold at a very affordable price tag.