Samsung Galaxy On7 2016 and Galaxy On5 2016 passed through China’s TENAA earlier this month, confirming their release in the country. Now, the story is the same as far as the U.S. is concerned.
Apparently, the phone has passed through the FCC, suggesting that the release date for the U.S. market is edging closer. The phone in the listing has model number SM-G610F, which only but confirms it as the Galaxy On7 2016.
Unfortunately, the FCC listing doesn’t come out with too many details about the Galaxy On7 2016, but still, it shows that the handset will come with a decent battery capacity of 3300mAh. This is more than what you get on the Galaxy S7 and slightly lower than the offerings on the Galaxy Note 7 and S7 Edge. To cement the fact that the listing is for the Galaxy On7 2016 model, the battery capacity listed is the same as what was listed on China’s TENAA for the same handset.
The 2016 Galaxy On7 will come in to take the place of the 2015 debutant. As noted earlier, there is little about the specs that FCC has given out, but in addition to the battery specs, there are also details on the dimensions of the handset. The Galaxy On7 2016 will come with an almost identical size as its predecessor, with measurements of 151.5 x 74.9 x 8 mm. The Galaxy On7 2015 had measurements of 151.8 x 77.5 x 8.2 mm.
In short, expect the same 5.5-inch display screen size that featured on last year’s model when the Galaxy On7 2016 is unveiled. But Samsung might put in some improvements for the resolution, dropping last year’s HD panel in favor of a Full HD panel. As for the specs under the hood, previous rumors have pointed to a Snapdragon 625 SoC that will be paired with a 3GB RAM. Expect 32GB of expandable storage, but the microSD card should hold a maximum of 128GB. The same rumors are also pointing towards a fingerprint scanner located on the home button.
Camera-wise, the Galaxy On7 2016 should feature a 13MP snapper on the back with autofocus and LED flash. The front will reportedly get an 8MP snapper. Although Android 7.0 Nougat should be here in a few weeks’ time, Samsung will still debut the Galaxy On7 2016 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board, which could put off some potential buyers.
It is possible that Samsung could take advantage of the IFA 2016 event in Berlin to launch the Galaxy On7 2016, which should be accompanied by a smaller Galaxy On5 2016. The phones should hit the stores soon after their launch.