Samsung has added another model to its ever increasing lineup. The new model, known as the On5, is an entry level offering, which will most likely see its release sometime towards the end of 2016. The model has just been approved by the FCC, indicating that consumers can soon expect to see the phone for sale.
The On5 previewed on last year on Zauba, a website that tracks India’s exports and imports. The phone, along with the model number SMG570F, also showed up on GeekBench. The model number indicated that it was a successor to the earlier model from last year, also called the Galaxy On5. The previous On5 was released in October 2015 with the model number SM-G5500.
According to the listing on GeekBench, the On5 is expected to come with a 2GB RAM and a 1.4 GHX quad-core Exynos 7570 processor. It will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow as well.
GeekBench also tested the phone’s performance. It received 646 points for single-core performance and for multi-core performance, it received 2000 points. The 2016 On5 is clearly a better performer compared to its predecessor. However, it will retain the same 5 inch display.
Samsung has not yet announced an official release date for the phone. However, rumors suggest that it might happen right after the release of the Galaxy Note 7, which is expected to be August 2nd.
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