Earlier we had few rumors about Samsung planning to introduce the first Android Go OS based smartphone later this year. Now Samsung has already started testing for the upcoming Android Go OS running smartphone in some new markets.

As per a report from SamMobile, Samsung had previously tested the SM-J260 in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Srilanka. Now the same device is been tested in some more new markets across the globe.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)

As per the report the SM-J260F is being tested in the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Caucasus Countries, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, France and Poland whereas SM-J260G in countries like Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Singapore. The SM-J260M is tested in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, Panada, and Paraguay.


Sounds interesting with so many variants been already under testing and might get a wider launch than any other smartphone brand did for its Android Go OS smartphone. Probably, Samsung doesn’t want to miss the chance as they are already under loss due to some tough competition from Xiaomi and other Chinese brands with this smartphone one can expect a smoother stock Android experience than the custom UI on many of the smartphones under similar price range.

Apart from that the new Android Go OS based smartphone with model number SM-J260G was spotted on Geekbench recently. As per the listing, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J2 Core will be powered by 1.43 GHz Quad-core processor coupled with just 1GB RAM.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core managed to score 625 under single-core test and 1747 under multi-core score which is normal with any device having such specs. The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is running on Android 8.1.0 and probably running on a lighter version of Android with Android Go OS.