In 2015, Samsung introduced the new Galaxy On series by launching the Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 smartphones. The device came with Exynos processors and are priced around Rs. 10,000 to compete with the more powerful smartphones from the Chinese manufacturers. In 2016, the company launched the Galaxy On5 Pro and Galaxy On7 Pro smartphones in India. Both these devices are exclusively sold through Amazon India and are currently retailing at Rs. 7,990 and Rs. 9,990 respectively. In China, it has launched the Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime as Galaxy On5 2016 and Galaxy On7 2016. Now in 2017, a new Samsung device with the model number SM-G5528 is certified by WiFi Alliance, which is expected to be the Galaxy On5 2017. We guess the device will be the successor to Galaxy On5 Pro more than the Galaxy On5 2016.
It is mentioned to run on Android OS and supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi Direct. Since the Galaxy On5 Pro and Galaxy On7 Pro were launched in June last year, we might see the upcoming Galaxy On5 2017 only after the next couple of months. The device might be featuring chrome finished body with removable plastic back cover. It will be coming with dual SIM dual standby support and offers 4G VoLTE connectivity for making HD voice calls and accessing faster data speeds. Just like its predecessors, the upcoming Galaxy On devices might be exclusive to the online retailing as it helps in keeping the price as low as possible. With these affordable devices, the company will be targeting the emerging markets like India rather than the Western markets.
Last year’s Galaxy On5 Pro came with a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. There is an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera with 120-degree selfie mode for capturing wider selfies. It is backed by a 2,600mAh removable battery which is good is enough to give a day-long battery life. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based TouchWiz UI, and we don’t expect the company to update the device to latest Android 7.0 Nougat. At least, the upcoming Galaxy On5 2017 might come with the latest Android OS. The device also packs in-house feature like Ultra Data Saving (UDS) and S bike modes. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details about the upcoming smartphones