Samsung Unveils Galaxy J2 Core to Kenyan market

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core

Samsung Electronics has started selling its first Android Go smartphone, the Galaxy J2 Core, delivering the essential features smartphone users need at an affordable price.


Charles Kimari, Head of Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics East Africa said the new device is in line with the firm’s commitment to providing customers with inspiring technology and leading innovation across all device categories to fit their needs. “The Galaxy J2 Core offers a complete smartphone experience, incorporating some of the key features available in high-end devices with an improved battery, storage and performance that is particularly appealing to first time owners.”


The Galaxy J2 Core will be available at all Samsung Experience Stores, Safaricom shops and Authorized dealers across the country at a recommended retail price of Ksh. 10,499.


The Galaxy 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.


  • Faster Speed and Better Performance: Featuring an Android Oreo (Go edition), the Galaxy J2 Core delivers faster performance speeds compared to the previous models built specifically for Android Oreo (Go edition) and Optimized Data Control for easy management without worry of exceeding data limits.
  • More Storage Capacity to Enjoy Your Phone: Equipped with more available memory and greater storage capacity, the Galaxy J2 Core has the power and storage needed in a smartphone. Working with Android Oreo (Go edition), it comes pre-loaded with fewer apps that use less memory and storage providing up to 1.5 times the available storage capacity compared to previous offerings.
  • All Day Battery Life: Featuring a 2,600 mAh battery with optimized applications, users can enjoy long-lasting smartphone power from morning to night.


The Galaxy J2 Core was designed to enhance the multi-media experience smartphones are known for while maintaining the traditional look and feel of Samsung Galaxy devices. Featuring a 5-inch quad-HD display with a resolution of 540 x 960, the Galaxy J2 Core provides a high-quality screen that delivers clear and stunning visuals. Additionally, with its Ultra Data Saving feature, the Galaxy J2 Core provides options and suggestions for efficient data use allowing users to stream and watch their favorite content online without worrying about exceeding their data limit.


The Galaxy J2 Core comes equipped with two cameras: 8MP camera with flash in the rear and 5MP camera in the front. Both cameras have an F 2.2 aperture for brighter photos in low light conditions, and features such as Beauty Mode are included for users to take better portraits and selfies.