Samsung continues to expand their smartphone portfolio with yet another entry-level offering with the Samsung Galaxy On5 (2016). While the exact date of its release its still unknown, this device has just been approved by the US telecom regulatory agency FCC, which means that it should be making its way to consumers soon.
Last month, the entry-level smartphone from Samsung had showed up on Zauba, a website tracking India’s imports and exports. The Galaxy On5 (2016) was later spotted at GeekBench bearing the model number SM-G570F, which pretty much confirmed that it was a successor to the original Galaxy On5 that was released last October, the model number of which is SM-G5500.
The GeekBench listing revealed that the Galaxy On5 (2016) would be powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 7570 processor, paired with 2GB RAM, and run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The handset achieved a single-core score of 646 points and a multi-core score of 2,000 points in the Geekbench performance testing. When compared to its predecessor, the On5 (2016) features a faster processing package, and more RAM, but will feature the same 5-inch display.
The original Galaxy On5 is priced at US$134, while the Galaxy On5 (2016) spotted on Zauba had a price tag of US$154. Samsung hasn’t revealed any release date yet for the Galaxy On5 (2016), but the FCC approval does indicate that its launch could be just around the corner, possibly after the Galaxy Note 7 is unveiled on August 3.
Let us know in the comments below if you would go for the Samsung Galaxy On5 (2016) after it is released!