Samsung is preparing a new ultra-affordable smartphone for the developing markets called Galaxy A01 Core. The phone was certified at Bluetooth SIG with Bluetooth 5.0 and it appeared in the Google Play Console, which gave us the key specs and a photo.
The new phone will have 720p display and an outdated chipset with just 1GB of RAM.
The chipset is MT6739WW – a rather rare platform MediaTek deemed unworthy of a Helio moniker. We have previously seen it in the Nokia 1 Plus – it has four CPU Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.5GHz. The phone will run the latest Android 10, but we are unsure if it will be the full featured version or the lightweight Go edition.
The phone itself has rather standard entry-level looks with regular bezels on top and bottom, but not thick enough to put a button on the bottom side. The screen is rather tall and the volume rocker can be seen on the right-hand side, above the power key.
The phone also appeared at the Wi-Fi Alliance website under two names SM-A013F and SM-A013F_DS (as in Dual SIM), revealing the company is preparing for multiple market launches. The Galaxy A01 Core will have Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and the certification also confirmed once again the Android 10 OS.