Sometimes back Samsung was rumored to be working on a strategy that will see it reduce the number of devices it sells by streamlining the offerings.
However, this seems to be quite the opposite as the South Korean tech giant has been flooding the market with quite a number of handsets. In addition to the Galaxy J2, Galaxy J5, Galaxy J7 and the recent Galaxy J Max, Samsung is giving India a different taste with the launch of Galaxy On5 Pro and Galaxy On7 Pro.
You must have already have heard of the Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7. Well, the latest versions are only but sequels to these two. In the previous rumors, it has been reported that Samsung Galaxy On5 (2016) and Galaxy On7 (2016) will follow up last year’s versions. However, this seems not to be the case as Samsung has turned to Galaxy On5 Pro and Galaxy On7 Pro.
Interestingly, the two handsets will be coming with the same model numbers as their predecessors. Similarly, they will also come in as entry-level handsets – a market that is already saturated with devices from Chinese OEMs. Unlike many other Samsung Galaxy handsets that come with Super AMOLED display panels, the Galaxy On5 Pro and Galaxy On7 Pro are packed with LCD panels, something that makes the two even cheaper in terms of cost.
Overall, Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro comes with a 5-inch HD display panel while the Galaxy On7 Pro has a larger 5.5-inch display screen. Under the hood, the former packs a quad-core Exynos 3475 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 2GB and has 16GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot. You get a decent 8MP sensor on the back and an even better 5MP selfie camera. The On5 Pro comes with support for LTE connectivity, including VoLTE and has a battery capacity of 2,600mAh.
As for the Galaxy On7 Pro, you get a quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 2GB and the same storage option. While the front camera is the same 5MP lens you find on the Galaxy On5 Pro, the rear snapper of this handset has 13MP. You get the same connectivity standards, but a larger 3000mAh battery unit. You get features such as S Bike Mode as well as the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on both handsets out of the box.
When it comes to pricing, the two are indeed entry-level handsets. The Galaxy On5 Pro is valued at Rs. 9,190 whereas an additional Rs. 2,000 will get you a Galaxy On7 Pro. The prices of these two are equivalent to about $140 and $170, respectively.