Last year, Samsung debuted a new budget Galaxy smartphone range dubbed the On series. With it came the Galaxy On5 and the Galaxy On7. Nearly a year later, it’s time for a refresh and the internet has done a good job so far of unearthing and ruining any surprises Samsung may have had in store.
The latest of such is the appearance of the devices on the website of TENAA, China’s telecommunications regulator, for certification before being approved for sale in the Chinese market.
So far, the Galaxy On5 is said to pack a 5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 617 processor, a pair of 13 and 8-megapixel cameras at the back and on the front, 3GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, a 2,600mAh battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The bigger On7 has a 5.5-inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 625 processor, a 3,300mAh battery and the same memory configurations, cameras and operating system. Both devices have fingerprint scanners embedded on the physical home button.
In July, Samsung unveiled a new pair of devices in the Galaxy On series, the Galaxy On5 Pro and the Galaxy On7 Pro. These were, however, exclusive to the Indian market.
While last year’s Galaxy On devices were only available in China, Samsung is expected to make this year’s models available outside China with Kenya being a likely destination before the year ends.