Samsung Android Go smartphone coming to India sooner than you think

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There’s a good news for those Samsung loyalists who believed that the brand abandoned budget segment to focus on its premium smartphone range. In a news popped up on SamMobile. It is reported that the South Korean maker is working to introduce its first Android Go smartphone.

After Nokia and Motorola, Samsung could be the third major manufacturer to acknowledge Google’s ambitious project to bring latest Android experience to low-end specifications devices. This program would empower the budget smartphone segment with latest software upgrades. It is missing on those devices because of the low-end hardware internals.

The handset in question got benchmarked about two months ago on Geekbench named SM-J260G could be the Android Go smartphone. Initially thought to be one of the variants of the upcoming J2 iteration, this Samsung phone is stated to come with Android 8.1 Oreo.

What makes us believe this is Samsung Android Go phone?

If you look at the specifications of the device, it is allegedly packing RAM lower than 1GB, a quad-core processor, which clocks at 1.46GHz. With such low-end internals, only an Android Go edition phone can run Android 8.1 Oreo.

A month ago it was reported that Samsung is testing this model in the Indian subcontinent – India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Now the news is coming that this handset is getting tested in regions including Europe, Latin America, and Asia. If this is indeed coming to India, then, it will be primarily competing with Nokia 1.

Has this news peaked your interest in Samsung budget phones? Let us know in the comments section below. How do you feel about it?


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