Samsung is working on refreshing all of its 2015 smartphones after bringing the curtains down on the Galaxy Note 7, the last of its 2016 flagships.
The next in line seems to be the Galaxy On7 2016, a phone that will come to take the place of the Galaxy On7 2015 that was announced in October and released the following month of November.
In case you didn’t know, the Galaxy On7 2015 came in as a budget phone, considering its hardware and performance specs. Although it packed a humongous 5.5-inch TFT screen, the display quality was always going to be poor with its 720p resolution. Under the hood, the 2015 handset came in with a Snapdragon 410 SoC that was paired with an Adreno 306 GPU and a RAM of 1.5GB. The back of the phone has a 13MP snapper with f/2.1 aperture and LED flash while the front got a 5MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
Right from the word go, it is obvious that Samsung was targeting those in the entry-level market with a desire to own a phablet when it came in with the Galaxy On7 2015. But according to the latest revelations, the Galaxy On7 2016 might not be targeting the same market as its predecessor, or is it because of the competition?
If the latest leaks are to be looked at, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy On7 2016 will be a great phone and a major upgrade over the On7 2015. Apparently, there are two variants of the phone doing rounds in leaks. Two months ago, a GFXBench leak came out showing off some details of a Galaxy On7 2016 variant with a Snapdragon 625 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 506 GPU and 3GB RAM. There is a 13MP rear snapper and an 8MP sensor on the front. The leak also confirmed a 4.8-inch Full HD display screen with 1080p resolution and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for a phone with a model number SM-G6100. As for the storage, there is 16GB, with only 10GB available for use.
Now, in a new report sourced from Geekbench, the Galaxy On7 2016 has another variant that is powered by an Exynos 7870 SoC and is paired with the same 3GB RAM as in the previous leak. As for the rest of the specs sheet, you get the same, prompting suggestions that the two handsets could be designed for shipping to different markets, with the Snapdragon variant staying in China.
To make the phone an even better option for those who prefer small screen devices, Samsung Galaxy On7 2016 might include a fingerprint scanner, a feature that has recently been reserved for the flagship handsets. This comes after a listing on Zauba confirmed that a device with model number SM-610F, the same model number that features in the recently leaked details, will be receiving a “fingerprint assembly, fingerprint unit” for testing purposes in India.
As usual, Samsung has not said a word on this Galaxy On7 2016 matter, but based on the credibility of the sources, it is possible that this handset will be here sooner than expected.