An unknown Samsung Galaxy phone has been cleared by the Wi-Fi Alliance and it carries model number SM-G5528, suggesting that it’s the new Samsung Galaxy On5 2017.
While this cannot be verified, the model number used on the previous Samsung Galaxy On5, which was released in November 2015, says it all. Apparently, the predecessor to the Galaxy On5 2017 had model number SM-G550 and looking at how Samsung has traditionally carried on with smartphone model numbers, it is easy to say that this indeed a new On5 2017.
As usual, the Wi-Fi Alliance listing doesn’t give out many details about this phone, especially when it comes to the hardware side of things. However, we can confirm that the phone will be powered by Android OS out of the box, probably Nougat, and apparently, the phone has been certified with firmware version G5700ZCU0APF7.
To break it down a little, this firmware version means that the phone in question has model number SM-G570. This is the same model number that is used on the Galaxy J5 Prime, a phone that was released in October 2016 in place of the Galaxy On5 2016. In fact, Samsung has been releasing the Galaxy On series in other markets as the Galaxy J Prime.
If anything, we could be looking at a Samsung Galaxy On5 2017 that will soon be released in China, probably after the launch of the flagship S8 and S8+. The question is will this phone take after the Galaxy J5 Prime or upgrade on what is available on the Galaxy On5 2015?
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime has a 5-inch TFT screen with a 720p resolution. Under the hood, the phone packs an Exynos 7570 quad-core that is paired with a RAM of 2GB and 16GB of expandable storage. The back has a 13MP shooter with AF, LED flash and f/1.9 aperture while the front comes with a 5MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture. There’s a fingerprint scanner on the front and a 2400mAh battery keeps it alive. Software-wise, you get Android Marshmallow out of the box.
As for the Galaxy On5 2015, you get a similar 5-inch TFT screen with 720p resolution, but the specs under the hood are weaker. These include an Exynos 3475 quad-core that is paired with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. The main camera has an 8MP shooter with AF, LED flash and f/2.2 aperture while the front has a 5MP shooter with the same aperture. You don’t get a fingerprint scanner on this model and the battery capacity is smaller at 2600mAh. Software-wise, you may be lucky to get one with Android Marshmallow out of the box, but other variants have Android Lollipop out of the box.