WATCH: Checkout these under R1 000 Android Go smartphones

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Aug 26, 2018

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DURBAN - Samsung Electronics has announced their first Android Go smartphone the Galaxy J2 Core. 

The Galaxy J2 Core with Android Go improves the performance of introductory phones with three new features. 

The three features include long-lasting battery life, increased storage capacity and quick processing power and performance. 

The Galaxy J2 Core has a 2600 mAh battery with optimised functions that allows users to all day long lasting battery life. The device has an Android Oreo (Go edition) allowing for quicker performance speeds on the Galaxy J2 Core. 

The Samsung Android Go device also has more available memory and more storage capacity because it comes with fewer pre-loaded apps. 

The South African retail price of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core has not been released as yet. 

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Specs
Display 5.0” TFT, 540 x 960
Camera Rear: 8MP F2.2
Front: 5MP F2.2
Dimension 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9mm, (154g)
Memory 1GB RAM , 8GB
Battery 2,600mAh
OS Android Oreo (Go edition)
AP Exynos 7570
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth® v 4.2, USB 2.0,
Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou*) * BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity
Audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV,
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, WEBM

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core ahs just been announced by Samsung Electronics
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is not the only Android Go device that is available on the market. Huawei, Nokia, Alcatel and many other companies have released their version of an Android Go device. 

Here is a look at some of the other versions of Android Go smartphones:

Nokia 1: R999

The Nokia 1 runs on an Android 8.1. Go operating system. Photo: Facebook

The Nokia 1 runs on an Android 8.1. Go operating system as well as a quad processor, rear and front cameras, a removable 2150 battery and LTE connectivity. 

The Android Oreo Go on the Nokia packs a variety of apps that are optimised to run on low RAM smartphones.

There are also web-based apps like Google Go and YouTube Go that are available on the device. The Nokia 1 is available in warm red and ink blue. 

Nokia 1 Specs
Display 4.5″ FWVGA IPS
Camera Rear: 5MP
Front: 2MP
Dimension 133.6 x 67.7 x 9.5 mm
Memory 1GB RAM, 8GB, MicroSD
Battery 2,150mAh
OS Android 8.1 Go
AP 1.1GHz Quad-Core MediaTek (MT6737M)
Connectivity LTE

Huawei Y3 2018: R999

The Huawei Y3 2018 runs on a new OS and is built with new apps that take up less storage space and a better user experience. 

This series which was launched in May 2018 is aimed at the younger market and the Y in the series stands for young according to Huawei. 

Other features if this Android Go device include high-end cameras and large displays. 

Huawei Y3 Specs
Display 5-inch
Camera Rear: 8MP
Front: 2MP
Dimension 145.10 x 73.70 x 9.45
Memory 1GB RAM, 8GB storage
Battery 2,200mAh
OS Android 8.1
AP MediaTek MT6737M
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Headphones

The Huawei Y3 2018 costs R999. Photo: File

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