According to a slew of leaks, Samsung is preparing a basement budget smartphone that could run Android Go.
Based on press renders leaked by serial leaker Evan Blass, the phone looks notably similar to Samsung’s first Android Go device, the J2 core, which launched last year.
This includes fat bezels top and bottom, and a circa-2013 design aesthetic that you’ll either love or loathe.
Internally, according to a Geekbench listing of the device (and its codename SM-A260), it could sport an eight-core Exynos 7570 chipset with 1GB of RAM, and sport Android 8.1 Go edition — Google’s lightweight version of Android.
Samsung’s yet to announce any existence of a budget device set to join its line up, so take this info with a pinch of salt.
But if the J2 Core’s successor does launch in the coming months, expect it to fetch more than the R1100 its predecessor currently costs in South Africa.
Feature image: Samsung J2 Core, via Samsung