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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020)
  • OS: Android 8 Oreo.
  • Release date: April 2020.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G
  • Display: 5-inch, 540×960 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Exynos 7570
  • Selfie Camera: 5 MP
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB
  • Battery: 2600 mAh.
  • Phone Status: Official.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020 is successor to the original Samsung J2 Core from 2018. Like its predecessor, it is an entry-level smartphone running Android 8 Oreo Go Edition. The specs and features are mostly similar – same 5-inch display, 1GB RAM, 5MP selfie camera, 8MP rear camera, and 2600mAh battery. As a matter of fact, the only difference we can point out is the bigger internal storage – 16GB – that the 2020 model has.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020 Full Specs and Features

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 8(900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
  • 5G mobile network bands: No.
  • SIM Type: Micro-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 8 Oreo (Go Edition)

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 154g
  • Display: 5.0 inches, 540 x 960 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, TFT LCD screen
  • Colours: Blue. Black. Gold.
  • Physical Build: Plastic

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020 gold

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 1.4 GHz Quad-core, Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: Exynos 7570 (14nm)
  • Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-T720
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP camera, F2.2, Auto-focus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front-facing Camera: 5 MP, F2.2, Fixed Focus, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020 gold rear camera

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: No.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: No.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): No.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • USB: microUSB v2.0.
  • NFC: No.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Removable Lithium-Ion 2600 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 5W standard charging
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Version/Number: SM-J260GZBI. SM-J260GZBIINS.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) Price and Launch Date

  • Announced: April 2020
  • Release Date: May 2020
  • Country Availability: India. It isn’t clear whether the J2 Core (2020) will be coming to the United States, Nigeria, and other countries.
  • Price: INR6,300 / $83 / €76.

Questions and Answers about Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020)

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020).

Is Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020 a 4G phone?

Yes; the Galaxy J2 Core (2020) is a 4G LTE phone.

Does Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020 have a fingerprint scanner?

No; Samsung J2 Core 2020 does not have a fingerprint reader.

Does Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020 have Gorilla Glass?

Samsung is silent about whether the J2 Core 2020 has Gorilla Glass protection on its screen.

Does Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020 have quick charging?

No; the J2 Core 2020 does not have quick charging technology.

Will Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) work in USA?

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020 has limited network support across various US carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, H2O Wireless, Ting, US Cellular, and Google Project Fi. What this means that some bands are supported, while others are not. You will have to make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on them.

What is the price of Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020? How much does it sell for?

Samsung J2 Core 2020 costs about $85.

Where can I get the product?

You can get Samsung J2 Core 2020 to buy from stores across India.

Phone Competition & Alternatives


Samsung Galxy J2 Core 2020 Pictures, Official Photos

Here are official pictures, photos and images of the device:

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020 Blue
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (2020) Blue

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Not available.

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Phone Review Rating

We are yet to review the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020 and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

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