Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) Specs and Price

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020)
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Samsung has officially announced an entry-level smartphone in India. The phone is the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) taking over from the Galaxy J2 Core that was announced in 2018.

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Despite the two years gab, the phone still maintains the old design. There’s absolutely no improvement on the body and it doesn’t have much on the specs and hardware. You will only get bigger storage and it runs on the same Android Go Edition.

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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) Key Specs & Features

  • 5.0 inches PLS TFT Display, 540 x 960 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~220 ppi)
  • Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
  • Quad-core Exynos 7570 Quad
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Built-in Storage up to 64GB Memory Card
  • 8 MP Rear Camera
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh Battery

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020)

Design and Display

Just as mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) has nothing special. It comes with the same body design with the 2018 model. The phone has a small body with a smooth panel and a thick bezel on the front.

It features plastic on the back and frame while the front has a glass. The Galaxy J2 Core measures 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm in dimensions and its weight just 154 grams.

The visible bezels on the front were able to offer a standard screen size of 5.0 inches PLS TFT LCD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It still retains the 16:9 aspect ratio and also a gorilla glass protection on the 2018 model.

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On the camera department, the Galaxy J2 Core (2020) packs a single 8-megapixel camera at the back. This primary camera support autofocus and can record 1080p videos at 30fps. You will get a 5-megapixel front camera close to the front speaker to take care of your selfies needs.

Hardware and Software

Rocking the system of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) is an Exynos 7570 Quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The SOC has 14nm chip with four Cortex-A53 cores and a Mali-T720 GPU for graphics and good gaming experience.

It has an internal storage of 16GB that is paired with 1GB RAM. Users can further expand the storage up to 256GB via a microSD slot. The major takeaway here is that this entry-level device runs Android Go Edition even though it still runs Android 8.0 Oreo.

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This is to say the OS and apps are optimized to run on low-end hardware, in this case, a 1GB RAM phone. The Android Go also comes with a Smart Manager which allows users the option to move apps and contents to the microSD card.

Battery and Network

Powering the phone is a removable battery capacity of 2,600mAh which can last up to 14 hours when browsing the web over LTE and even longer over Wi-Fi (2.4GHz).

There are a dual SIMs slot and a dedicated SD card slot on the inside. The phone has WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, A-GPS, FM radio and micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) will sell at a price of $82 and will be available in Gold, Blue, and Black colors.

In Nigeria, the smartphone will cost 32,500 Naira, while in Ghana, it will sell at a price of 500 Ghs and 9,500 Ksh in Kenya.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
  • Processor: Exynos 7570 Quad (14 nm), Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T720
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Blue
  • Dimension: 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 154 grams
  • SIM Type: Micro-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 5.0 inches PLS TFT Display, 540 x 960 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~220 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No


  • Rear Camera: 8 MP, [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 5 MP


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infra Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: No
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock:
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: No
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) Specs and Price was written by Miracle .O. The article was last modified: May 7th, 2020

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