Samsung claims that the J2 Core with Android Go brings improved performance to introductory smartphones by offering long-lasting battery life, spacious storage capacity and lightning-quick processing power and performance.
The South Korean tech giant said the new 6.4-inch phablet is now available in major markets, including South Korea, the United States, Britain, and India. It is then paired with 1GB of RAM. On the front, the device has a 24 MP front-facing selfie camera which supports 1080p video recording and also offers face unlock. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5 LE and Global Positioning System.
The new Note 9 also meets the same IP68 water resistance standards as the earlier model and now runs on Android 8.1, compared to the Note 8's Android 7.1 operating system. A 3700mAh battery completes the package.
Samsung's Unpacked at Barclays Center on August 9, and ahead of the Galaxy Note 9 launch, leaks are increasing in pace. The 8 GB RAM and 512GB storage variants will cost Rs 84,900. It is a premium handset but does not carry any flagship chipset, and is aimed at the mid-range premium smartphone segment, which is a tough pool to navigate in, since the price range sees several flagships handsets by Chinese manufacturers.
The phone is powered by the latest processor, the Snapdragon 845.
The smartphone's display size is up slightly, with a new 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD+ model, with 2960 x 1440 resolution and 551 ppi, compared to its former 6.3-inch display. It will be offered in two storage variants - 128GB and 512GB along with a microSD card, expandable up to 512GB.
A few weeks ago, we heard that Samsung was going to create a smartphone that will be running on Android Go. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G and 4G.