Android Go will see its first Samsung-made phone debut soon, but you can get an idea of what to expect a little early.
Samsung’s phone, known by model number SM-260, appears to have experienced a major leak. Its specifications have been obtained by TechieDrive, but to be honest there’s nothing groundbreaking. After all, Android Go is about improving entry-level devices.
It should ship with less-than-average specs, based on the leaked spec sheet. The phone is expected to have a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, an Exynos 7570 processor, 1GB of memory, 16GB of storage, an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, a 2600mAh battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo. See, nothing to get too excited over.
Where the SM-260 will stand out is its software. Android Go is made specifically for devices that have memory, storage, and data restrictions. Google is pushing this watered-down version of Android with ‘lite’ apps in emerging markets.
The catch, however, is that Samsung isn’t required to use stock Android. Android Go doesn’t actually require software to be presented in the way Google desires. So the phone could ship with a tweaked version of Samsung Experience. As everyone knows, Samsung doesn’t go light on a software overlay.
Samsung has yet to actually confirm the product is in development, but multiple reports reveal the company is testing it in more than a dozen markets worldwide.
So far, we assume the SM-260 will be announced over the summer. Not including the Galaxy Note 9, there isn’t a whole lot planned to be released by Samsung in the coming months.