Last year, Samsung introduced the affordable Galaxy On series in India by launching the Galaxy On5 and On7 smartphones. A couple of months back, the company has launched the new Galaxy On5 (2016) and On7 (2016) smartphones in China. Unlike the devices launched in India, both the Galaxy On5 Pro and On7 Pro came with a premium looking metal body design. Today, the company launched the Galaxy On 7 (2016) in its home country, South Korea. It is priced at KWR 399,300 (approx $340 / Rs. 23,000) in Korea, while in China, the same device is costing 1799 Yuan (approx $260 / Rs. 18,000).
It sports a 5.5-inch TFT display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. While the Chinese variant came with Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz, the Korean listing mentioned the device to come with 1.6GHz octa-core processor. We aren’t whether the device sports the same Snapdragon processor or in-house Exynos processor. There is 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The user gets only 9.5GB of available storage out of the box, however, there the device accepts MicroSD cards upto 256GB. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the TouchWiz UI on top.
It comes with a 13MP autofocus camera on the rear and an 8MP selfie camera on the front. With the front cameras, the users can capture 120-degree wide-angle selfies. The 3,300mAh non-removable battery is rated to deliver 21 hours of talk time or 84 hours of music playback. It measures 151.7 x 75 x 8 mm and weighs 167 grams. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. The home button on the front is integrated with a fingerprint sensor. It also supports quick launch shortcuts like double click opens camera app.
The loudspeaker along with power button can be found on the left edge of the device, while the volume rocker is placed on the left edge.It is available in both Black and Gold color options. The Galaxy On5 (2016) also comes with the similar design but in a smaller form factor. It sports a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display and is powered by Snapdragon 617 processor in China. The battery capacity is decreased to 2,600mAh battery while other specifications remain same as on Galaxy On7 (2016). Instead of Galaxy On5 (2016) and On7 (2016); the company launched the Galaxy On7 Pro and On5 Pro in India.
Both these devices come with the same removable plastic back cover as on its predecessors. The Galaxy On5 Pro sports a 5-inch HD display and is powered by Exynos 3475 quad-core processor, whereas the On7 Pro came with a 5.5-inch HD display and Snapdragon 410 processor. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage on both the smartphones. Samsung also offered the S Bike mode along with Ultra Data Saving and Ultra Power Saving modes. The Galaxy On5 Pro is currently retailing at Rs. 7,990 while the On7 Pro is costing Rs. 9,990. Soon, the company is expected to launch the Galaxy C5 Pro and C7 Pro smartphones in China.