According to reports, Samsung is currently testing a new Android Go handset. The company is taking part in Google’s Android Go program and is currently testing the new handset in several markets before official announcing it.
The company is currently testing an Android Go powered handset with model number SM-J260G which could be the first Samsung Android Go handset.
The new Android Go handset is being tested in four markets in the Indian subcontinent along with the handset being tested globally in more than a dozen markets across the globe.
The handset which is being tested in the Indian markets is said to be a low budget device and is expected to be launched in four Indian subcontinent markets like Nepal, India, Bangladesh and SriLanka.
We expected Samsung to launch the new device exclusively in the Indian markets but if the latest reports are to go by the device will also be launched in other markets globally.
The company is testing device with model number SM-J260F in countries like UK, Germany, Italy, Ukraine along with Argentina, Boliviea, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago were device with model number SM – J260M is being tested.
Android Go is expected to be the first stock Android device which will be launching with iteration of Android Oreo especially for devices with 1GB of RAM or less.
Samsung would like to get back to its winning ways with the Android Go smartphone especially after its recent latest mobiles having exploded denting the reputation of the company somewhat.
Starting with a device with 1GB of RAM or less and iteration of Android Oreo could be a risk worth taking for the company to see if the device gets the nod of its customers before moving on to produce more devices with higher configurations and latest operating system.